Project SELF

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The objective of this research project is to evaluate whether changes in cognitive factors can reduce hazardous drinking among current and graduating college students. These studies seek to evaluate naturalistic (Study 1) and experimentally-induced (Study 2) changes. The naturalistic study is currently following a sample of recent college graduates, with assessments every 4 months, beginning just prior to graduation through the 2-year period after graduation. The experimental study will manipulate the cognitive factors (via narrative writing tasks) to increase self-efficacy, decrease alcohol craving, and ultimately, reduce hazardous drinking.

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May 5, 2016 April 30, 2021

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University of Washington

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College Students

Targeted Condition(s):
Substance Use Disorders