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Scientific Publications

To date, numerous important and sometimes novel findings have come from IMPACTS and we anticipate many more in the future. Below we list those that have so far appeared in scientific journals. Note that the link for Media on the side of this page will describe how some IMPACTS' findings have affected policy or provided new insights into young adult drinking and other health-related behaviors.

Epler, A. J., Sher, K. J., & O’Malley, S. S. (in press). College student receptiveness to various alcohol treatment options. Journal of American College Health.

Grekin, E.R. & Sher, K.J. (2006). Alcohol dependence symptoms among college freshmen: Prevalence, stability and person/environment interactions. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 14, 329-338. PMID: 16893276

Grekin, E.R. & Sher, K.J., & Wood, P.K. (2006). Personality and substance dependence symptoms: Modeling substance-specific traits. Psychology of Addictive Behavior. 20, 415-424. PMID: 7176176

Grekin, E., Sher, K. J., & Krull, J. (2007). College spring break and alcohol use: Effects of selection and spring break activity. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68, 681-688. PMID: 17690801

Littlefield, A., Sher, K. J., & Wood, P. K. (in press). Is 'maturing out' of problematic alcohol involvement related to personality change? Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J., Krull, J.L. & Wood, P.K. (in press). Blue-collar scholars?: Mediators and moderators of university attrition in first-generation college students. Journal of College Student Development.

Martinez, J., Sher, K. J., & Rutledge, P. (2007). Fake ID" ownership and heavy drinking in underage college students: Prospective findings. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 21, 226-232. PMID: 17563142

Martinez, J. A., Sher, K. J., & Wood, P. K. (2008). Is heavy drinking really associated with attrition from college?: The alcohol-attrition paradox. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 450-456. PMID: 778140

Park, A., Sher, K. J., & Krull, J. (2008). Risky drinking in college changes as fraternity/sorority affiliation changes: A person-environment perspective. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 219-229.
PMID: 18540719

Park, A., Sher, K.J., Wood, P.K., & Krull, J. (in press).  Dual mechanisms underlying accentuation of risky drinking via fraternity/sorority affiliation: The role of personality, peer norms, and alcohol availability.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Rutledge, P., Park, A., & Sher, K. J. (2008). 21st birthday drinking: Extremely extreme Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76,  511-516. PMID:18540744

Sher, K. J., & Rutledge, P. (2007). Heavy drinking across the transition to college: Predicting first-semester heavy drinking from precollege variables. Addictive Behavior, 32, 819-835. PMID: 16860940

Wood, P.K., Sher, K.J. & Rutledge, P.C. (2007). College student alcohol consumption, day of the week, and class schedule. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31, 1195-1207.  PMID: 17451400




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