Studies

Alcohol, Minority Stress, and Intimate Partner Violence Studies

There are two studies related to alcohol, minority stress, and intimate partner violence. The first study aims to examine the temporal and longitudinal relations between alcohol and intimate partner violence among sexual minority young adults. Moreover, this is the first study to examine whether minority stress interacts with alcohol use to predict intimate partner violence. This is a mult-site study with the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Co-I: Stuart, G. L). This study is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA; R01AA027248).

The second study aims to examine whether alcohol use and minority stress interact to predict risk for intimate partner violence in transgender and gender non-conforming adults. This is a mult-site study with the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Co-I: Stuart, G. L). This study is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA; R21AA028553).

Ecological Momentary Assessment of Alcohol-Related Intimate Partner Violence

This study aims to assess the feasibility of using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to examine the temporal association between alcohol and intimate partner violence perpetration, as well as proximal moderators of this association. This is a multi-site study with the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Co-I: Stuart, G. L.). This study is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA; R21AA026630).

 

PREVIOUS STUDIES

Couples Daily Diary Study

The Couples Daily Diary Student investigated the temporal association between alcohol use and IPV in couples utilizing a 60-day daily diary design. This study also investigated whether genes related to impulsivity and emotional reactivity moderated the temporal association between alcohol and IPV perpetration. This study was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA; R21AA024524).

Alcohol and Bystander Intervention Study

The Alcohol and Bystander Intervention study focused on undergraduate men who had been mandated by the university to receive an alcohol intervention due to violating a university alcohol policy. In this study, men were randomized to one of two group intervention conditions: (1) Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) + Relaxation or (2) an integrated BASICS and Bystander and Social Norms intervention focused on alcohol-related sexual assault. Follow-up assessments were conducted to determine whether men who received the integrated intervention had lower rates of sexual assault than men in the BASICS + Relaxation condition. This study was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ; 2016-R2-CX-0048).

Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use Study

The Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use study was Haley Kolp’s master’s research study. This study focused on undergraduate students and examined their simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use and the impact this had on intimate partner violence. This project  also developed a comprehensive measure of simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use. This was an online study run through the SONA Psychology Pool.