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

Injunctive and descriptive normative feedback for college drinking prevention: Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
(2022 Dec 8)
Psychol Addict Behav
Larimer ME, Graupensperger S, Lewis MA, Cronce JM, Kilmer JR, Atkins DC, Lee CM, Garberson LA, Walter T, Ghaidarov TM, Hummer JF, Neighbors C, LaBrie JW

Associations Between Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Smoking and Alcohol Use Behaviors in a Large Statewide Sample.
(2022 Nov 15)
J Community Health
Graupensperger S, Kilmer JR, Olson DCD, Linkenbach JW

Posttraumatic stress symptoms and substance use among college students: Exploring interactions with sleep quality and assigned sex.
(2023 Jan)
Addict Behav 136(): 107482
Lehinger EA, Graupensperger S, Song F, Hultgren BA, Jackson D, Larimer ME

Hours high as a proxy for marijuana use quantity in intensive longitudinal designs.
(2022 Nov 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 240(): 109628
Calhoun BH, Patrick ME, Fairlie AM, Graupensperger S, Walukevich-Dienst K, Lee CM

Alcohol Use Motives and Cannabis Use among Young Adults: Between- and Within-Person Associations Based on Monthly Data from a Community Sample.
Subst Use Misuse 57(11): 1673-1680
Fleming CB, Graupensperger S, Calhoun BH, Lee CM

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