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New References That Caught Our Interest

Ah, the advantages of Google Scholar Alerts. Here are some of the articles on social norms studies (mostly alcohol and other substance use; one on water conservation) that look interesting and relevant that have come our way in the last couple of weeks by way of our Google Scholar alerts: Alcohol mixed with energy drinks [...]

By | November 13th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on New References That Caught Our Interest

Alcohol Marketing, Young People’s Drinking, Social Norms

Two interesting studies: Alcohol Marketing and Young People's Drinking: The Role of Perceived Social Norms Ph.D. Dissertation by Gerard Hastings, University of Stirling Abstract: There has been substantial scientific debate about the impact of alcohol marketing on consumption. Relying mainly on econometric studies, the alcohol industry has traditionally maintained that alcohol marketing does not influence consumption, [...]

By | November 12th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Norms|Comments Off on Alcohol Marketing, Young People’s Drinking, Social Norms

What is an acceptable survey response rate?

I’ve been doing some investigating of this question. What follows is a very un-academic and incomplete summary of information from a few articles and web sites. Using a Google Scholar search for "survey response rates" articles published from 2010-2014, I found a 2010 review article in the journal Computers in Human Behavior: Fan, W., & Yan, Z. (2010). Factors [...]

By | November 12th, 2014|How To, Literature|Comments Off on What is an acceptable survey response rate?

Public Health Communication References from the CDC

From the CDC Office of Communication Science "To enhance awareness of emerging health communication and marketing scientific knowledge, the Office of Communication Science in the Office of the Associate Director for Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention frequently undertakes an extensive scan of the expert literature. Recent publications with particular relevance for [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Literature|Comments Off on Public Health Communication References from the CDC

Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain

Squeglia, L. M., Jacobus, J., & Tapert, S. F. (2014). The effect of alcohol use on human adolescent brain structures and systems. Handbook of clinical neurology, 125, 501. Abstract: This article reviews the neurocognitive and neuroimaging literatureregarding the effect of alcohol use on human adolescent brain structure and function. Adolescents who engage in heavy alcohol use, even at [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature|Comments Off on Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain

Alcohol Marketing and Young People’s Drinking: The Role of Perceived Social Norms

An Intriguing Dissertation by Gerard Hastings at the University of Stirling Abstract There has been substantial scientific debate about the impact of alcohol marketing on consumption. Relying mainly on econometric studies, the alcohol industry has traditionally maintained that alcohol marketing does not influence consumption, but is merely limited to brand level effects. Public health advocates, [...]

By | October 14th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Norms|Comments Off on Alcohol Marketing and Young People’s Drinking: The Role of Perceived Social Norms

New Literature as of Oct. 13

Hard to believe that 2014 is almost over, and 2015 journals are already available online! Check out these new articles from PubMed and other databases. Barnett, N. P., Clerkin, E. M., Wood, M., Monti, P. M., Tevyaw, T. O. L., Corriveau, D., ... & Kahler, C. W. (2014). Description and predictors of positive and negative [...]

By | October 13th, 2014|Literature|Comments Off on New Literature as of Oct. 13

Perspective on Student Deaths by James Turner, M.D.*

NSNI has received a number of anecdotal reports of college student deaths this fall.  These tragedies have resulted in inquiries from the press regarding NSNI’s mortality study presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting in November 2011, and its subsequent publication in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy in January 2013.  Many of the [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|College students, Literature, News|Comments Off on Perspective on Student Deaths by James Turner, M.D.*

Habit Predicts Alcohol Consumption

This is a small study (n=46 college students) that certainly needs replication on a larger scale, with a more demographically diverse sample, before being taken as definitive. However, the finding that "... habit (emphasis added) was a significant predictor of both amount and proportion of alcohol consumed...[and] was shown to effectively discriminate between..." intention and behavior is [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|Alcohol, Literature|Comments Off on Habit Predicts Alcohol Consumption

Two articles on effect of Age of Onset on heavy drinking

Age of Onset and Delay to First Intoxication: College Students Citation: Morean, M. E., Corbin, W. R., & Fromme, K. (2012). Age of first use and delay to first intoxication in relation to trajectories of heavy drinking and alcohol‐related problems during emerging adulthood. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36(11), 1991-1999. Results An earlier AO and/or [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Alcohol, Literature|Comments Off on Two articles on effect of Age of Onset on heavy drinking