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dc.contributor.advisorFromme, Kim
dc.creatorBrister, Heather Anne
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T14:29:53Z
dc.date.available2016-11-03T14:29:53Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2TD9NB69
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/43611
dc.description.abstractThe role of specific aspects of positive reinforcement from alcohol was examined among participants who maintained, increased, or decreased heavy drinking from high school to college. Analyses revealed that pleasure from alcohol-related activities distinguished students who maintained heavy drinking from those who stopped heavy drinking from high school to college. Pleasure from alcohol-related activities as well as positive beliefs that alcohol would enhance sexual pleasure predicted heavier second year drinking beyond the changes in drinking that were associated with the initial transition to college itself. Consequently, positive reinforcement from certain aspects of alcohol is associated with high school to college drinking patterns, which has implications for targeted prevention programs.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectAlcohol useen_US
dc.subjectTeenagersen_US
dc.subjectPositive reinforcementen_US
dc.titlePositive reinforcement and changes in heavy alcohol use from high school to collegeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
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