Perceptions Of Alcohol Use Affect Drinking Habits Among College Students
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Dr. Angelo DiBello is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at CUNY Brooklyn College, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Brown University, and is the Director of the Social Health Addiction & Relationship Processes (SHARP) Laboratory at Brooklyn College. Dr. DiBello earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2015 from the University of Houston, and completed his postdoctoral training in 2017 at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. Dr. DiBello has published over 50 peer reviewed publications and is both the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of several ongoing randomized clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Dr. DiBello is an applied social psychologist who researches intervention strategies to promote health behavior change in the context of addictive behaviors as well as the impact of substance use on romantic relationship processes.

                       

Perceptions Of Alcohol Use Affect Drinking Habits Among College Students

The current study advances our understanding of the impact of one’s personal attitudes (evaluative judgments of various aspects of a person’s life and experience) on drinking behavior in several ways. Importantly, attitudes are a key element of many health behavior models and the current study is the first to show the importance of assessing distinct attitudes concerning alcohol use. Specifically, the results showed that an individual’s favorable personal attitude of heavy alcohol use (drinking 4+/5+ drinks for women/men in one...

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