Scott Graupensperger, PhD

My research focuses on how social influences, such as social norms, shape individuals’ health behaviors in both constructive (e.g., vaccine uptake) and risky ways (e.g., alcohol use). I take a translational approach to my research in that I aim to understand how social processes, such as normative influences, relate to behavior so that we can leverage these influences to reduce harm and improve health.

Specific areas of interest include alcohol and other substance use, mental health, and gambling/sports betting. My primary focus is among adolescents and young adults.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Other Affiliations

U.S. Center for Mental Health and Sport

Scholarly Expertise

  • Longitudinal Methodology
  • Prevention Science

Recent Publications

Daily-level simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use and its associations with alcohol use, marijuana use, and negative consequences in a young adult community sample.
(2023 Sep)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res (Hoboken) 47(9): 1690-1701
Fairlie AM, Calhoun BH, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Predictors of morning cannabis use among young adults: Between- and within-person associations from 24 consecutive months of data.
(2024 Feb)
Addict Behav 149(): 107908
Walukevich-Dienst K, Calhoun BH, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Improving voluntary engagement for posttraumatic stress disorder treatment among active-duty service members using motivational enhancement therapy.
(2023 Oct 12)
Psychol Trauma
Walker DD, Walton TO, Jaffe AE, Graupensperger S, Rhew IC, Kaysen D

Whose Approval Matters Most? Examining Discrepancies in Self- and Other- Perceptions of Drinking.
Subst Use Misuse 59(1): 58-68
Piccirillo ML, Graupensperger S, Schultz NR, Larimer ME

The Protective Role of Perceived Control on Associations Between Job Loss, Financial Difficulties, and Substance Use Among Young Adults Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2023 Aug)
Prev Sci 24(6): 1239-1248
Graupensperger S, Walukevich-Dienst K, Patrick ME, Lee CM

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