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Traditionally men consumed more alcohol than women on college campuses. However, the differences between men and women are not as prominent as they used to be. Recent research has highlighted this fact in relation to the NIAAA drinking guidelines. CART researches like Kayla Moorer are studying alcohol consumption among college women and how they can reduce the harm associated with drinking.
Many times people count the number of drinks they have. What they do not realize is that a "drink" may contain more than one standard drink of alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has defined what constitutes a standard drink. The CART uses these definition
A poster entitled "Social anxiety and alcohol-related negative consequences: The mediating role of protective behavioral strategies? submitted by Margo Villarosa, Jeremy Noble, Caitlin Ayres, Kayla Moorer and Dr. Madson has been accepted for presentation at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy Conference in November. We found that students with more symptoms of social anxiety experienced more negative alcohol related consequences and that this may relate to their use of fewer protective behavioral strategies, especially serious harm reduction strategies.
Jeremy Noble successfully defended his dissertation today. He found that descriptive and injunctive norms of protective strategy use predicted PBS use. He also found that private and public self consciousness also predicted PBS use. However, gender was not as strong of a moderator as hypothesized.
The NIAAA has made concerted efforts to support the development of minority researchers and has devoted resources to better addressing disparities that exist among groups from disadvantaged backgrounds. Given the health disparities that exist in Mississippi there is an increased need for alcohol researchers in the state. See the links below for more information.
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