Scott Graupensperger, PhD

My research focuses on how groups and social influences shape individuals’ health behaviors in both constructive (e.g., vaccine uptake) and pernicious 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.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Other Affiliations

U.S. Center for Mental Health and Sport

Scholarly Expertise

  • Longitudinal Methodology
  • Prevention Science

Recent Publications

The role of perceived social norms in college student vaccine hesitancy: Implications for COVID-19 prevention strategies.
(2022 Mar 15)
Vaccine 40(12): 1888-1895
Jaffe AE, Graupensperger S, Blayney JA, Duckworth JC, Stappenbeck CA

Using Alcohol and Cannabis as Sleep Aids: Associations with Descriptive Norms Among College Students.
(2022 Feb 12)
Behav Sleep Med
Graupensperger S, Hultgren BA, Fairlie AM, Lee CM, Larimer ME

Longitudinal effects of COVID-19-related stressors on young adults' mental health and wellbeing.
(2022 Jan 31)
Appl Psychol Health Well Being
Graupensperger S, Calhoun BH, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Prepartying and incapacitated rape: Is drinking a risk factor or an outcome?
(2022 Mar)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 46(3): 447-457
Jaffe AE, Blayney JA, Graupensperger S, Cooper R, Larimer ME

Young adults' physical distancing behaviors during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic: Adherence to guidelines and associations with alcohol use behavior.
(2021 Oct)
Emerg Adulthood 9(5): 541-549
Einberger C, Graupensperger S, Lee CM

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