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 →

Authors: Peter Anderson Title: The Impact of Alcohol Advertising: ELSA project report on the evidence to strengthen regulation to protect young people. Organization: the National Foundation for Alcohol Prevention, the Netherlands and the ELSA project 2005-2007.  A full text pdf of this report is available here Summary and conclusions: Beverage alcohol, although a ubiquitous toxin, is a widely marketed Read More →