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 →

Authors: Lesley A Smith and David R Foxcroft Title: The effect of alcohol advertising, marketing and portrayal on drinking behaviour in young people: systematic review of prospective cohort studies Journal: BMC Public Health 2009, 9:51 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-51  A full text pdf of this review study is available here Abstract: Background The effect of alcohol portrayals and advertising on the Read More →

Authors: T.A. Wills, J.D. Sargent, F.X. Gibbons, M. Gerrard, & M. Stoolmiller Title: Movie Exposure to Alcohol Cues and Adolescent Alcohol Problems: A Longitudinal Analysis in a National Sample Journal: Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 23(1), 23-35. Abstract The authors tested a theoretical model of how exposure to alcohol Read More →

Authors: Peter Anderson, Avalon de Bruijn, Kathryn Angus, Ross Gordon and Gerard Hastings Title: Impact of Alcohol Advertising and Media Exposure on Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies Journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism (2009) doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agn115. First published online: January 14, 2009  A full text pdf of this review study is available here Abstract: Aims: To assess the Read More →

Author: Jennifer A. Epstein, G.J. Botvin Title: Media resistance skills and drug skill refusal techniques: What is their relationship with alcohol use among inner-city adolescents? Journal: Addictive Behaviors, 2008, 33, 528-537.   Abstract Objective: To examine the impact of media resistance skills and drug skill refusal techniques (Knowing how to say no to alcohol and other drug) on drinking Read More →

Authors: Lisa Henriksen, Ellen C. Feighery, Nina C. Schleicher and Stephen P. Fortmann Title: Receptivity to Alcohol Marketing Predicts Initiation of Alcohol Use Journal: Journal of Adolescent Health 42 (2008) 28-35. Abstract Objective: To examine the impact of receptivity to alcohol marketing and recall/recognition of alcohol brand names on initiation of alcohol use. Design: longitudinal study Setting: three middle schools and Read More →

Authors: Geoffrey Munro & Johanna de Wever Title: Culture clash: alcohol marketing and public health Journal: Drug and Alcohol Review, March 2008, 27, 204-211 Abstract Objective: The ‘four Ps’ of the marketing mix are used to illuminate ways in which the alcohol industry uses its freedom to expand the place of alcohol within society and the own image. It Read More →

Authors: Rebecca L. Collins, Phyllis L. Ellickson, Daniel McCaffrey, Katrin Hambarsoomians Title: Early Adolescent Exposure to Alcohol Advertising and its Relationship to Underage DrinkingJournal: Journal of Adolescent Health, 2007, 40, 527-534. Abstract Objective: The study examines whether the exposure to alcohol marketing affects adolescents’ beer use. Design: Prospective study (longitudinal study) Setting: 39 schools in South Dakota, US Participants: Sixth grade students between 11 and 12 Read More →