Archives for September 17, 2012

Article 22

College students drink more heavily on football game days. Whereas male students drink more than usual during both home and away games, women drink more during away games, especially when they are heavier drinkers and are more socially oriented. Game-day drinking is the most dangerous for lighter drinkers during away games. Neal, D.J. & Fromme, K. (2007). Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2681-2693.

Article 21

By the end of high school lesbian and bisexual (LB) women are heavier drinkers than heterosexual women, but LB women do not increase their drinking at a greater rate in college. In contrast, gay and bisexual (GB) men drink at similar levels to heterosexuals during high school but increase their use more dramatically upon entry to college. More positive expectations of alcohol effects and perceptions of greater peer use account for the effects of sexual orientation on differences in drinking. Hatzenbuehler, M.L., Corbin, W.R., & Fromme, K. (2008). Developmental Psychology, 44, 81-90.

Article 20

Although male college students report heavier drinking than female college students overall, these differences are larger for Latino than for Caucasian students. This is partly related to stronger family influences on drinking behavior for Latino students in contrast to stronger peer influences for Caucasian students. Corbin, W.R., Vaughan, E.L., & Fromme, K. (2008). Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 240-248.

Article 19

During the transition from high school to college, use of alcohol and marijuana increases, as does the number of sexual partners. In contrast, drinking and driving, aggression, and property crime decrease during this transition. Fromme, K., Corbin, W.R., & Kruse, M.I. (2008). Developmental Psychology, 44, 1497-1504.

Article 18

Alcohol affects each person differently, even when they consume the same amount. These differences in subjective response to alcohol predict subsequent drinking, blackout, and hangover during 21st birthday celebrations. Wetherill, R.R., & Fromme, K. (2009). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(4), 593-600.

Article 17

Across the college years, strong academic motives predict lower levels of alcohol consumption and related problems, whereas strong social motives predict heavier drinking and related problems. Vaughan, E.L., Corbin, W.R., & Fromme, K. (2009). Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(4), 564-576.

Article 16

Many students drink more during their 21st birthday celebration than they plan to drink – especially when drinking shots, chugging, or engaging in 21st birthday drinking traditions. Brister, H.A., Wetherill, R.R., & Fromme, K. (2010). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71(2), 180-183.

Article 15

People who act aggressively while drinking experience greater social and emotional consequences as a result of their behavior. These results suggest that alcohol is not being used as an excuse for aggressive behavior. Stappenbeck, C.A., & Fromme, K. (2010). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(4), 699-715.

Article 14

The correlation between heavy drinking and dating violence is different for men and women across time. Among freshmen men, heavier drinkers are more likely to engage in dating violence. Among women, however, heavy drinking during sophomore year predicts dating violence in their junior year. Stappenbeck, C.A., & Fromme, K. (2010). Addictive Behaviors, 35(5), 479-485.

Article 13

The more students believe their parents and peers know about their behavior, the fewer sexual partners they have and the greater their likelihood of practicing safer sex. Wetherill, R.R., Neal, D.J., & Fromme, K. (2010). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39(3), 682-694.