Authors: Jennifer A. Epstein Title: Adolescent computer use and alcohol use: What are the role of quantity and content of computer use? Journal: Addictive Behaviors 36 (2011) 520–522 Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between computer use and alcohol use among adolescents. In particular, the goal of the research was to determine the role of Read More →

Author: Matthis Morgenstern, Barbara Isensee, James D. Sargent, Reiner Hanewinkel Title: Attitudes as Mediators of the Longitudinal Association Between Alcohol Advertising and Youth Drinking Journal: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2011, 165 (7), 610-616. Abstract Objective: To test the hypothesis that changes in alcohol-related attitudes and expectancies mediate the effect of alcohol advertising on youth drinking. Design: Longitudinal survey Read More →

Authors: Ross Gordon, Fiona Harris, Anne Marie Mackintosh, Crawford Moodie Title: Assessing the cumulative impact of alcohol marketing on young people’s drinking: Cross-sectional data findings Journal: Addiction Research & Theory, 2011, Vol. 19, No. 1 : Pages 66-75 Abstract As alcohol marketing remains a highly debated and politically charged issue, we examine the cumulative impact of alcohol marketing on alcohol Read More →

Authors:En-Yi Lin, Sally Caswell, Ru Quan You, Taisia Huckle Title: Engagement with alcohol marketing and early brand allegiance in relation to early years of drinking Journal: Addiction Research & Theory Abstract Background: This study aimed to examine the relationship between measures of awareness to marketing and drinking among a sample of young people in New Zealand. The sample Read More →

Authors: Renske Koordeman, Emmanuel Kuntsche, Doeschka J. Anschutz, Rick B. van Baaren, Rutger C. M. E. Engels Title:  Do We Act upon What We See? Direct Effects of Alcohol Cues in Movies on Young Adults’ Alcohol Drinking Journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism, 2011 Jul-Aug;46(4):393-8. Aims: Ample survey research has shown that alcohol portrayals in movies affect the development of alcohol consumption in youth. Read More →

Authors: Renske Koordeman, Doeschka J. Anschutz, Rutger C. M. E. Engels Title:  Exposure to Alcohol Commercials in Movie Theaters Affects Actual Alcohol Consumption in Young Adult High Weekly Drinkers: An Experimental Study Journal: The American Journal on Addictions, 20: 285–291, 2011 Abstract: The present pilot study examined the effects of alcohol commercials shown in movie theaters on the alcohol consumption of young adults Read More →

Authors: Renske Koordeman, Doeschka J. Anschutz, Rick B. van Baaren & Rutger C. M. E. Engels Title: Effects of alcohol portrayals in movies on actual alcohol consumption: an observational experimental study Journal: Addiction, 2010, 3, 547-557. Aims: This study uses an experimental design to assess the effects of movie alcohol portrayal on alcohol consumption of young adults while watching a Read More →

Authors: Thomas A. Wills, Frederick X. Gibbons, James D. Sargent, Meg Gerrard, Hye-Ryeon Lee, Sonya Dal Cin Title: Good self-control moderates the effect of mass media on adolescent tobacco and alcohol use: Tests with studies of children and adolescents Journal: Health Psychology, Vol 29(5), Sep 2010, 539-549. Abstract Objective: To investigate whether self-control moderates the effect of media influences Read More →

Author: Alan Vendrame, Ilana Pinsky, Rebeca Souza e Silva, and Thomas Babor Title: Assessment of Self-Regulatory Code Violations in Brazilian Television Beer Advertisements Journal: J. Stud. Alcohol Drugs, 71, 445-451, 2010 A full text pdf version of the article can be found here Abstract Objective: Research suggests that alcoholic beverage advertisements may have an adverse effect on teenagers and young adults, Read More →

Author: Sonya Dal Cin, Keilah A. Worth, Meg Gerrard, Frederick X. Gibbons, Mike Stoolmiller, Thomas A. Wills, and James D. Sargent Title: Watching and drinking: Expectancies, prototypes, and peer affiliations mediate the effect of exposure to alcohol use in movies on adolescent drinking Journal: Health Psychol. 2009 July ; 28(4): 473–483. doi:10.1037/a0014777. Abstract Objective: To investigate the psychological processes Read More →