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LaBrie et al., 2016: Informing parents about drinking behavior and strategies to talk with their child reduced alcohol consumption among students in first month of college

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LaBrie, J. W., Earle, A. M., Boyle, S. C., Hummer, J. F., Montes, K., Turrisi, R., & Napper, L. E. (2016). A parent-based intervention reduces heavy episodic drinking among first-year college students. Psychology of addictive behaviors, 30(5), 523.
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Summary:

Parents of new college students learned in a 60-minute in-person session during the summer before college began (1) about college drinking, including how they as a group tend to “overestimate how accepting other parents are of drinking,” “underestimate the extent to which other parents speak to their children about alcohol,” and “underestimate how much their child would drink in college,” as well as (2) research showing parents’ ongoing influence on students’ drinking in college and (3) discussed strategies to speak with their child about college drinking effectively, reduced students’ reports of the extent to which they drank in the first month of college by 30% as compared to a randomized control group. Using a non-randomized comparison group, Turrisi et al. (2001, 2010) found similar reductions in first-year college student drinking from a 35-page handbook distributed to parents.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Personal and Social Experiences

Psychological Question Addressed

How can I appropriately influence my teenager?

Psychological Process 2:

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

To Feel Connected, Included, Respected, and Valued by Others

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

Link Belonging to a Behavior or Attitude to Motivate Positive Change

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

What is typical or valued in my social community?

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

How can I appropriately influence my teenager?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018