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UK Children Over-Estimate Smoking By Peers

A study published in the September issue of Addictive Behaviors found "...that young people in five schools in the UK do overestimate the smoking behaviour of their peers, particularly in areas with high smoking prevalence in the community surrounding the school. "  Click HERE to link to the study by Elsey, Owiredu, Thomson et al.: Do Children [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Literature, Social Norms|Comments Off on UK Children Over-Estimate Smoking By Peers

Hot off the press

There’s new research publications every day on college alcohol use and other college health issues. It’s hard to keep up! Here are some new articles from our PubMed RSS feed (and beyond) that look very interesting. Apodaca, T. R., Borsari, B., Jackson, K. M., Magill, M., Longabaugh, R., Mastroleo, N. R., & Barnett, N. P. (2014). Sustain [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on Hot off the press

Young Adults Age 21+ are Key to Reducing Underage Alcohol Access

A recent study found that nearly 85% of college students of legal drinking age have provided alcohol to underage individuals, often friends or family members. The study found that legal and disciplinary consequences were likely deterrants to providing alcohol to underage users, and social norms favoring alcohol use were likely motivators. More research is needed [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|Alcohol, Literature, News|Comments Off on Young Adults Age 21+ are Key to Reducing Underage Alcohol Access

Literature on First-Year Students and Other College Events Associated with Increased Drinking

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 alcohol-related consequences in the first year of college. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 75(1), 103. Boekeloo, B. O., Bush, E. N., & Novik, [...]

By | August 15th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature|Comments Off on Literature on First-Year Students and Other College Events Associated with Increased Drinking

Classic Research Studies

Classic References for Social Norms Interventions A few “must have” peer-reviewed articles related to social norms interventions, primarily with college students to reduce risky drinking.  The one that started it all: Perkins, H. W., & Berkowitz, A. D. (1986). Perceiving the community norms of alcohol use among students: Some research implications for campus alcohol education [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on Classic Research Studies

New Literature Through June 2014

References (mostly 2013-2014, with a few older selections) Ahmed, R., Hustad, J. T., Lasalle, L., & Borsari, B. (2014). Hospitalizations for Students With an Alcohol-Related Sanction: Gender and Pregaming as Risk Factors. Journal of American College Health, 62. Alfonso, J., Hall, T. V., & Dunn, M. E. (2014). Feedback-based alcohol interventions for mandated students: an [...]

By | July 7th, 2014|Alcohol, College students, Literature, Social Marketing, Social Norms|Comments Off on New Literature Through June 2014