Mallorie Carrol, Asia Ashley, Hallie Jordan and Kray Scully presented research at the inaugural meeting of the Research Society on Marijuana. Carrol and Jordan presented work on the mediating effects of marijuana use motives in the relationship between PTSD and marijuana use outcomes. Ashley, Carroll and Scully presented on the mediating role of marijuana protective strategies in the relationship between PTSD and marijuana use outcomes. This work was part of the national Protective Strategies Research Team, a multi-university research group, that focuses on substance use and harm reduction among college students.
Mallorie Carroll a third year Ph.D. student in the BAR Lab is co-author of a paper accepted for publication in the journal Addiction: Research and Theory. The authors found that positive drinking consequences moderated the relationship between feel of negative evaluation and alcohol-related negative consequences. Nice Work!
Margo Villarosa-Hurlocker completed her internship at the New Orleans VA thus completing all requirements for her PhD. She will be a research post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction at the University of New Mexico. Congratulations Dr. Villarosa-Hurlocker!
Christine Miller has joined the BAR Lab as a new master's student. She received her bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Welcome Christine.
Robert Whitley, who is transitioning from a masters to a doctoral member of the lab, is first author on a paper accepted by the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity. The project showed that men with higher heterosexual self-presentation and used fewer protective strategies predicted higher hazardous alcohol use.
Danielle Cottonham, a 4 yr doctoral student in the BAR Lab, defended her dissertation today. She found that the relationship between gendered racism and risky sex was mediated by anxiety and harmful alcohol use in a sample of African American female college drinkers. Congratulations Danielle.
Lauren Gardner, a senior in the BAR Lab, received approval of her Honors College Thesis. She found that hazardous alcohol use and drinking in social and romanitc contexts and to reduce negative affect predicted risky sex among college females. Congratulations Lauren.
Mallorie Carroll, a 3rd year doctoral student in the BAR Lab, successfully proposed her dissertation today. She plans to explore the degree to which the relationship between alcohol use, alcohol protective behavioral strategies and alcohol-related negative conseqeunces is moderated by marijuana use. Also, she plans to explore the degree to which the relationship between marijuana use and use related conseqeunces is moderated by marijuana protective behavioral strategies.
Lauren Gardner, a senior undergraduate member of the BAR Lab completed her Honors College thesis. She explored the degree to which drinking context moderated the relationship hazardous alcohol use had with risky sex among college women. Congratulations Lauren.
Mallorie Carrol, a 3rd year doctoral student in teh BAR Lab, placed second in the behavioral sciences poster category at the Southern Miss Graduate Research Symposium. She explored the degree to which illicit drug use moderated the the relationship between alcohol protective behavioral strategy use and alcohol related negative consequences. Congratulations Mallorie.
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