KENNETH JAMES SHER

Summary

Affiliation: University of Missouri
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pathological alcohol involvement: a developmental disorder of young adulthood
    K J Sher
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 11:933-56. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of dynamic predictors of disorder: their meanings and implications
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 16:825-56. 2004
  3. pmc Alcohol use trajectories and the ubiquitous cat's cradle: cause for concern?
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:322-35. 2011
  4. pmc Consilient research approaches in studying gene x environment interactions in alcohol research
    Kenneth J Sher
    University of Missouri Columbia and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Addict Biol 15:200-16. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint The development of alcohol use disorders
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211 0001, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 1:493-523. 2005
  6. pmc Heavy drinking across the transition to college: predicting first-semester heavy drinking from precollege variables
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Addict Behav 32:819-35. 2007
  7. pmc Stress-response-dampening effects of alcohol: attention as a mediator and moderator
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:362-77. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Road to alcohol dependence: a commentary on Sartor et al. (2007)
    Kenneth J Sher
    Psychology Building, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Addiction 102:185-7; discussion 189-90. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Personality and substance use disorders: a prospective study
    K J Sher
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:818-29. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Publication of Rind et al. (1998). The editors' perspective
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South Seventh Street, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Am Psychol 57:206-10. 2002

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Publications80

  1. ncbi request reprint Pathological alcohol involvement: a developmental disorder of young adulthood
    K J Sher
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 11:933-56. 1999
    ..Consequently, we also examine the effects of pathological alcohol involvement on later role transitions and role attainment. Finally, prevention, policy, and treatment issues surrounding this stage of life are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Trajectories of dynamic predictors of disorder: their meanings and implications
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 16:825-56. 2004
    ..The interpretation of markers of risk for development and course of AUDs and their implications for prevention, early intervention and formal/self-change treatments are discussed...
  3. pmc Alcohol use trajectories and the ubiquitous cat's cradle: cause for concern?
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:322-35. 2011
    ..These findings highlight potential problems with commonly employed trajectory-based approaches and the need to not over-reify these constructs...
  4. pmc Consilient research approaches in studying gene x environment interactions in alcohol research
    Kenneth J Sher
    University of Missouri Columbia and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Addict Biol 15:200-16. 2010
    ..Foremost among these are social environments, which are central to the initiation and escalation of human alcohol consumption. The value of twin studies, human laboratory studies and pharmacogenetic studies is also highlighted...
  5. ncbi request reprint The development of alcohol use disorders
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211 0001, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 1:493-523. 2005
    ..Particular emphasis is given to ways in which genetic, environmental, psychopharmacological, and personological literatures can inform one another...
  6. pmc Heavy drinking across the transition to college: predicting first-semester heavy drinking from precollege variables
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Addict Behav 32:819-35. 2007
    ..Furthermore, interventions may be most effective if they target conjoint alcohol and tobacco use, college party motivation, and self-selection into heavy-drinking social environments...
  7. pmc Stress-response-dampening effects of alcohol: attention as a mediator and moderator
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:362-77. 2007
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of theoretical links among alcohol consumption, specific cognitive abilities, and stress reactivity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Road to alcohol dependence: a commentary on Sartor et al. (2007)
    Kenneth J Sher
    Psychology Building, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Addiction 102:185-7; discussion 189-90. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Personality and substance use disorders: a prospective study
    K J Sher
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:818-29. 2000
    ..These relations remained significant even with autoregressivity, other concurrent SUD diagnoses, and multiple personality dimensions statistically controlled...
  10. ncbi request reprint Publication of Rind et al. (1998). The editors' perspective
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South Seventh Street, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Am Psychol 57:206-10. 2002
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Substance use disorder and personality disorder
    Kenneth J Sher
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia and the Missouri Alcoholism Research Center at the University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South Seventh Street, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 4:25-9. 2002
    ..Although most attention on comorbidity between PDs and SUDs has focused on ASPD and BPD, it is also clear that other PDs (in particular, avoidant PD and paranoid PD) are prevalent among those suffering from SUDs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term effects of fraternity and sorority membership on heavy drinking: a social norms perspective
    K J Sher
    Department of Psychology, 200 South Seventh Street, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:42-51. 2001
    ..Also, perceived peer norms for heavy drinking mediated the relation between Greek affiliation and heavy alcohol use. Results are discussed in terms of situational determinants of heavy alcohol involvement in young adults...
  13. pmc Drinking motives as mediators in the relation between personality disorder symptoms and alcohol use disorder
    Sarah L Tragesser
    Department of Psychology, Washington State University, 2710 University Drive, Richland, WA 99354, USA
    J Pers Disord 22:525-37. 2008
    ..Results suggest that enhancement motives may be especially important in understanding the relation between Cluster B personality disorders and AUDs...
  14. pmc Selection and socialization of risky drinking during the college transition: The importance of microenvironments associated with specific living units
    Aesoon Park
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 23:404-14. 2009
    ..These findings highlight the importance of micro-environments associated with specific living units in risky drinking during the college transition...
  15. pmc Dual mechanisms underlying accentuation of risky drinking via fraternity/sorority affiliation: the role of personality, peer norms, and alcohol availability
    Aesoon Park
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65211 0001, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:241-55. 2009
    ..Findings highlight the diverse mechanisms underlying accentuation of risky drinking over the transition to college and during the college years, through dynamic interplay between individuals and high-risk environments...
  16. ncbi request reprint Changes in heavy drinking over the third decade of life as a function of collegiate fraternity and sorority involvement: a prospective, multilevel analysis
    Bruce D Bartholow
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Psychol 22:616-26. 2003
    ..Inclusion of peer alcohol use norms in the model reduced the influence of Greek involvement. Implications for models of heavy drinking and health risks are discussed...
  17. pmc Pooling data from multiple longitudinal studies: the role of item response theory in integrative data analysis
    Patrick J Curran
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:365-80. 2008
    ..The authors describe and demonstrate each step in the analysis and conclude with a discussion of potential limitations and directions for future research...
  18. ncbi request reprint Borderline personality features predict alcohol use problems
    Stephanie D Stepp
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Disord 19:711-22. 2005
    ..In addition, the BPD subscale that assesses impulsivity was found to be significantly associated with alcohol use problems once all predictors were entered into the model...
  19. ncbi request reprint Investigation of profiles of risk factors for adolescent psychopathology: a person-centered approach
    Gilbert R Parra
    Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, 202 Psychology Building, 3693 Norriswood Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152 6400, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 35:386-402. 2006
    ..Strengths and potential limitations of using latent variable mixture modeling to investigate risk profiles for adolescent psychopathology are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Family history of alcoholism and the stability of personality in young adulthood
    Jenny M Larkins
    Department of Psychological SciencesUniversity of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:471-7. 2006
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  21. pmc Longitudinal patterns of gambling activities and associated risk factors in college students
    Anna E Goudriaan
    University of Missouri Columbia and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, MO, USA
    Addiction 104:1219-32. 2009
    ....
  22. pmc Reasons for abstaining or limiting drinking: a developmental perspective
    Amee J Epler
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 23:428-42. 2009
    ..Examining the reciprocal influences of RALD on drinking outcomes extends previous research and may inform prevention and intervention programs among college drinkers...
  23. pmc Personality disorder symptoms, drinking motives, and alcohol use and consequences: cross-sectional and prospective mediation
    Sarah L Tragesser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:282-92. 2007
    ..Although coping motives mediated the relation between Cluster B symptoms and drinking consequences and dependence features cross-sectionally, prospective effects were limited to indirect effects through Time 1...
  24. pmc Characterizing the life stressors of children of alcoholic parents
    Andrea M Hussong
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 25799 3297, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:819-32. 2008
    ..COAs were also more likely to experience stressors repetitively and to rate their stressors as more severe (in adulthood). Implications for prevention and intervention programs targeting this risk group are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of alcohol consumption and alcohol susceptibility on cognition: a psychophysiological examination
    Bruce D Bartholow
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, CB 3270, Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Biol Psychol 64:167-90. 2003
    ..Differences in self-reported susceptibility to alcohol were most evident in the amplitude of the P3 component. Findings are discussed in terms of the differential effects of acute dose and susceptibility on information processing...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reliability of self-reported age of substance involvement onset
    Gilbert R Parra
    Dept of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 17:211-8. 2003
    ..Despite these systematic changes, at least for alcohol and illicit drugs, age at which onset was assessed did not moderate the association between AO and substance-related outcomes...
  27. pmc College student receptiveness to various alcohol treatment options
    Amee J Epler
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Am Coll Health 58:26-32. 2009
    ..Heavy episodic drinking remains a significant problem on college campuses. Although most interventions for college students are behavioral, pharmacological treatments, such as naltrexone, could provide additional options...
  28. pmc A personality-based description of maturing out of alcohol problems: extension with a five-factor model and robustness to modeling challenges
    Andrew K Littlefield
    University of Missouri and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, United States
    Addict Behav 35:948-54. 2010
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  29. pmc Is "maturing out" of problematic alcohol involvement related to personality change?
    Andrew K Littlefield
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 South 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65211 0001, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:360-74. 2009
    ..Findings suggest that personality change may be an important mechanism in the maturing-out effect...
  30. pmc Revised NESARC personality disorder diagnoses: gender, prevalence, and comorbidity with substance dependence disorders
    Timothy J Trull
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Disord 24:412-26. 2010
    ..PD diagnoses were also associated with scores on dysfunction and impairment, perceived stress and less social support, lifetime history of suicide attempts, interpersonal difficulties, and problems with legal authorities...
  31. pmc College student alcohol consumption, day of the week, and class schedule
    Phillip K Wood
    University of Missouri Columbia and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:1195-207. 2007
    ..This study characterizes college students' daily alcohol consumption patterns and the relation between Thursday drinking and Friday classes overall and for specific vulnerable groups...
  32. pmc Decision making and binge drinking: a longitudinal study
    Anna E Goudriaan
    University of Missouri Columbia, and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:928-38. 2007
    ..This study therefore investigated whether binge drinking is related to disadvantageous decision making, as measured by the IGT. We also examined the relation between decision making and impulsivity...
  33. pmc Three (or more) alcohol-dependence symptoms but not clustered in the same 12 months: diagnostic orphans from a longitudinal perspective
    Andrew K Littlefield
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, Missouri 65211 0001, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:864-9. 2010
    ..The goal of the current article was to compare various diagnostic groups based on lifetime reports of abuse and dependence symptoms on a range of outcomes...
  34. pmc Fake ID ownership and heavy drinking in underage college students: prospective findings
    Julia A Martinez
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 21:226-32. 2007
    ..It thus presents a significant public health problem, addressable through training for alcohol servers and retailers, punitive measures toward fake ID owners, and other possible interventions...
  35. doi request reprint Developmental trajectories of impulsivity and their association with alcohol use and related outcomes during emerging and young adulthood I
    Andrew K Littlefield
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, Missouri 65211 0001, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34:1409-16. 2010
    ..However, evidence suggests variability in these developmental changes...
  36. pmc Is heavy drinking really associated with attrition from college? The alcohol-attrition paradox
    Julia A Martinez
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:450-6. 2008
    ..These findings underscore the importance of the college context in showing that heavy drinking does in fact predict attrition and in considering future intervention efforts to decrease attrition and also heavy drinking...
  37. pmc Sexual orientation and substance use trajectories in emerging adulthood
    Amelia E Talley
    University of Missouri and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Addiction 105:1235-45. 2010
    ..e. distinct operationalizations of sexual orientation, timing of sexual orientation assessment with respect to reports of SUBs, non-linear growth)...
  38. pmc Differential effects of alcohol on working memory: distinguishing multiple processes
    J Scott Saults
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbus, MO 65211, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:576-87. 2007
    ..The results suggest that moderate doses of alcohol impair WM by affecting certain mnemonic strategies and executive processes rather than by shrinking the basic holding capacity of WM...
  39. pmc Adolescent alcohol involvement and suicide attempts: toward the development of a conceptual framework
    Courtney L Bagge
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Midwest Alcohol Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 0001, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:1283-96. 2008
    ..Suggestions for additional research using informative designs are discussed...
  40. pmc Do changes in drinking motives mediate the relation between personality change and "maturing out" of problem drinking?
    Andrew K Littlefield
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia and Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, Missouri 65211 0001, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:93-105. 2010
    ..Findings suggest that change in coping motives is an important mechanism in the relation between personality change and the "maturing out" of problematic alcohol involvement...
  41. ncbi request reprint The natural history of problem gambling from age 18 to 29
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences and Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:263-74. 2003
    ..The present study is consistent with the limited evidence available on the natural history of problem gambling in the community in suggesting that natural recovery may be the rule rather than the exception...
  42. ncbi request reprint College spring break and alcohol use: effects of spring break activity
    Emily R Grekin
    Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward Avenue, 7th Floor, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:681-8. 2007
    ..and selection (i.e., whether heavy drinkers are more likely to vacation with friends) on the spring break/alcohol consumption relationship...
  43. ncbi request reprint Personality and substance dependence symptoms: modeling substance-specific traits
    Emily R Grekin
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:415-24. 2006
    ..In addition, several personality traits were differentially associated with alcohol, drug, and tobacco symptomatology...
  44. ncbi request reprint Risk for minor childhood injury: an investigation of maternal and child factors
    Amy L Damashek
    17 McAlester, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 30:469-80. 2005
    ..To examine how maternal and child characteristics interact to moderate injury rate and injury severity for young children...
  45. ncbi request reprint Hangover frequency and risk for alcohol use disorders: evidence from a longitudinal high-risk study
    Thomas M Piasecki
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia and Midwest Alcholism Research Center, Columbia, MO 65211, US
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:223-34. 2005
    ..Several nonhangover drinking symptoms failed to predict later diagnoses. Taken together, the findings suggest a need for further research and theory on the role of hangover in the etiology of drinking problems...
  46. pmc Adolescent alcohol and tobacco use: onset, persistence and trajectories of use across two samples
    Kristina M Jackson
    Psychology Department, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211 0001, USA
    Addiction 97:517-31. 2002
    ..DESIGN, SETTING: Data were from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth) and the Adolescent Health Risk Study (AHRS). Follow-up intervals for AddHealth and AHRS were 1 and 5 years, respectively...
  47. ncbi request reprint The role of behavioral undercontrol in the relation between alcohol use and partner aggression
    Emily R Grekin
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 200 S Seventh Street, Columbia, Missouri 65211 0001, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:658-62. 2004
    ..The current study extends this literature by examining the relationship between behavioral undercontrol, patterns of alcohol use and relationship aggression in the context of a large, high-risk sample...
  48. ncbi request reprint Do college students drink more than their non-college-attending peers? Evidence from a population-based longitudinal female twin study
    Wendy S Slutske
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:530-40. 2004
    ..These results are consistent with the conclusion that some aspect of the college experience may be an important environmental risk factor for this pattern of drinking among young adults...
  49. ncbi request reprint Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use disorders and personality disorder symptoms
    Timothy J Trull
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 12:65-75. 2004
    ..e., tobacco dependence and drug use diagnoses) and personality disorder symptoms. Overall, these results suggest that personality disorder symptoms predict unique variance in SUDs that reflect maladaptive aspects of personality traits...
  50. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use disorders and psychological distress: a prospective state-trait analysis
    Kristina M Jackson
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center and Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 0001, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:599-613. 2003
    ..Much of this association was due to 3rd variables (primarily neuroticism but also childhood stressors and behavioral undercontrol), supporting a common 3rd-variable influence model of comorbidity...
  51. ncbi request reprint Genes, environment, and individual differences in alcohol expectancies among female adolescents and young adults
    Wendy S Slutske
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 16:308-17. 2002
    ..The extent to which the familial similarity for positive alcohol expectancies was moderated by age, race, drinking status, and the sharing of peer groups was also examined...
  52. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use disorders and cognitive abilities in young adulthood: a prospective study
    Phillip K Wood
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:897-907. 2002
    ..However, visuospatial deficits may be present among AUD participants with poor baseline visuospatial performance. Alcohol exposure measures yielded similar patterns to those shown with AUD...
  53. pmc Conjoint developmental trajectories of young adult alcohol and tobacco use
    Kristina M Jackson
    Midwest Alcoholism Research Center and Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:612-26. 2005
    ..The association of smoking with alcohol expectancies and delinquency appeared to exist by virtue of smoking's comorbidity with drinking...
  54. pmc Comparison of longitudinal phenotypes based on number and timing of assessments: a systematic comparison of trajectory approaches II
    Kristina M Jackson
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:373-84. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that researchers thoughtfully consider the nature of the phenomena being studied and the developmental period of interest when designing prospective studies...
  55. ncbi request reprint Alcohol dependence symptoms among college freshmen: prevalence, stability, and person-environment interactions
    Emily R Grekin
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 0001, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:329-38. 2006
    ..In addition, Greek status interacted with behavioral undercontrol to predict alcohol dependence symptoms, such that Greek members high in behavioral undercontrol were especially vulnerable to symptoms of dependence...
  56. pmc Characterizing alcohol dependence: transitions during young and middle adulthood
    Kristina M Jackson
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:228-44. 2006
    ..Trajectory classes and transition probabilities were generalizable across race and sex and, to a lesser extent, age cohort and family history of alcoholism...
  57. pmc 21st birthday drinking: extremely extreme
    Patricia C Rutledge
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:511-6. 2008
    ..It is imperative that investigators consider a variety of potential interventions to minimize the harm associated with this rite of passage...
  58. ncbi request reprint Drinking among college students. Consumption and consequences
    Kristina M Jackson
    University of Missouri, Columbia and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, Columbia, Missouri 65211 0001, USA
    Recent Dev Alcohol 17:85-117. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in the "Greek effect" on risky drinking: the role of self-consciousness
    Aesoon Park
    Department of Psychological SciencesUniversity of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:85-90. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that the "Greek effect" interacts with individual characteristics to affect drinking...
  60. pmc Stability and change in patterns of concerns related to eating, weight, and shape in young adult women: a latent transition analysis
    Angela S Cain
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:255-67. 2010
    ..When movement occurred, it tended to be to a less severe class. These findings indicate that there are distinct, prevalent, and relatively stable forms of eating-related concerns in college women...
  61. pmc A new minimum legal drinking age (MLDA)? Some findings to inform the debate
    Julia A Martinez
    University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    Addict Behav 34:407-10. 2009
    ..We discuss how drinking and MLDA laws in Europe might compare with the United States, and how future policy work might benefit from empirical and cross-cultural study...
  62. pmc The language of intoxication: preliminary investigations
    Ash Levitt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:448-54. 2009
    ..It is argued that this language can provide a more complete characterization of alcohol's subjective effects than is available from existing objective and subjective measures of alcohol use and can inform future self-report research...
  63. pmc Are there developmentally limited forms of bipolar disorder?
    David C Cicero
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:431-47. 2009
    ..More fine-grained longitudinal research is needed to determine whether developmentally limited forms of bipolar disorder exist and, if so, what markers might distinguish these forms of the disorder from more chronic courses...
  64. pmc Similarities and differences of longitudinal phenotypes across alternate indices of alcohol involvement: a methodologic comparison of trajectory approaches
    Kristina M Jackson
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 19:339-51. 2005
    ..The finding that trajectories are conditional on the specific indices used suggests that it may be hazardous to generalize across alternate indices of alcohol involvement...
  65. pmc Risky drinking in college changes as fraternity/sorority affiliation changes: a person-environment perspective
    Aesoon Park
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211 0001, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:219-29. 2008
    ..Findings suggest a reciprocal relation between Greek environment and individuals in determining the trajectories of college drinking and heterogeneity in drinking as functions of changes in Greek affiliation...
  66. ncbi request reprint Dimensionality of alcohol dependence in young adulthood: current versus lifetime symptomatology
    Susan E O'Neill
    Missouri Alcoholism Research Center and Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 65211, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:495-9. 2003
    ..e., past-year) symptom endorsement...
  67. ncbi request reprint Changing expectancies: cognitive mechanisms and context effects
    Reinout W Wiers
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psycology, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:186-97. 2003
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Automatic and controlled processes and the development of addictive behaviors in adolescents: a review and a model
    Reinout W Wiers
    Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 86:263-83. 2007
    ..Finally, we discuss implications of the model for interventions...
  69. pmc Frequency of heavy drinking and perceived peer alcohol involvement: comparison of influence and selection mechanisms from a developmental perspective
    Gilbert R Parra
    University of Memphis, Department of Psychology, 202 Psychology Building, Memphis, TN 38152, United States
    Addict Behav 32:2211-25. 2007
    ..Evidence suggests that selection mechanisms may best account for the relation between frequency of heavy drinking and perceived peer alcohol involvement especially during the post-college years...
  70. ncbi request reprint Adolescence: booze, brains, and behavior
    Peter M Monti
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 29:207-20. 2005
    ..5) Alcohol-Induced Memory Impairments, Including Blackouts, and the Changing Adolescent Brain, by Aaron M. White and H. Scott Swartzwelder; and (6) Discussion, by Kenneth Sher...
  71. pmc Conjoint developmental trajectories of young adult substance use
    Kristina M Jackson
    Brown University, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 32:723-37. 2008
    ....
  72. pmc Comparison of longitudinal phenotypes based on alternate heavy drinking cut scores: a systematic comparison of trajectory approaches III
    Kristina M Jackson
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:198-209. 2008
    ..This study further extends the authors' prior work examining the effects of methodological factors that are critical to characterizing the developmental course of alcohol involvement...
  73. ncbi request reprint Searching for the full picture: structural equation modeling in alcohol research
    Marc A Schuckit
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California 92161 2002, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:194-202. 2006
    ..This is followed by a description of the application of SEM to an affect-related model as discussed by John Kramer and Kathleen Bucholz. Finally, Kenneth Sher offers thoughts on how to place these findings into perspective...
  74. ncbi request reprint Female offspring of alcoholic individuals: recent findings on alcoholism and psychopathology risks: symposium presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism, 2004, Vancouver Aruna Gogineni, Chair
    Aruna Gogineni
    Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:377-87. 2006
  75. doi request reprint Drinking expectancies and motives: a genetic study of young adult women
    Arpana Agrawal
    Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Addiction 103:194-204. 2008
    ..However, little is known of the extent to which genetic and environmental influences contribute to individual differences in expectancies and motives...
  76. ncbi request reprint Overview of workshop on drug abuse and suicidal behavior
    Lynda Erinoff
    Drug Alcohol Depend 76:S3-9. 2004
  77. ncbi request reprint Alcohol involvement and developmental task completion during young adulthood
    Heather J Gotham
    Missouri Institute of Mental Health, School of Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, 5400 Arsenal Street, St Louis, Missouri 63139, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:32-42. 2003
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  78. pmc Alcohol and tobacco use disorders in a general population: short-term and long-term associations from the St. Louis epidemiological catchment area study
    Kristina M Jackson
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, 200 South Seventh Street, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 71:239-53. 2003
    ..The AUD-TD association was prospectively examined using data from the St. Louis Epidemiological Catchment Area (ECA) Study and its 1-year follow-up as well as from a 16-year follow-up on a subsample of ECA data...
  79. ncbi request reprint Relation of attachment style to family history of alcoholism and alcohol use disorders in early adulthood
    Martha Vungkhanching
    University of Missouri Columbia, and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, 200 South 7th Street, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 75:47-53. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that insecure attachment style is a risk factor for AUD, independent of familial risk for alcoholism...
  80. pmc Collecting longitudinal data through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood: methodological challenges
    Vivian B Faden
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 1705, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:330-40. 2004
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Research Grants13

  1. Alcohol and Adult Development: Understanding Etiology and Consequences
    Kenneth Sher; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Psychology of Alcohol Use and Dependence Training
    Kenneth Sher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Training researchers who can integrate biological, psychological, and social factors determining the causes and consequences of problematic alcohol involvement is a major priority for addressing alcohol's impact on the Nation's health. ..
  3. Long Term Consequences of Collegiate Alcohol Involvement
    Kenneth Sher; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  4. Alcohol Use Disorders Across the Lifespan: Subtypes, Course, Comorbidity
    KENNETH JAMES SHER; Fiscal Year: 2010
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