Social Environment

A randomized study of cellphone technology to reinforce alcohol abstinence in the natural environment.

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Apr 16, 2013

AIMS: Contingency management (CM) uses tangible incentives to systematically reinforce abstinence and is among the most efficacious psychosocial substance abuse treatments.

Friends moderate the effects of pro-smoking media on college students' intentions to smoke.

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Mar 19, 2013

Exposure to prosmoking media (e.g., smoking in movies, advertising in magazines) contributes to smoking in young people. However, the extent to which the impact of exposure depends on the social context in which those exposures occur has not been investigated.

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Evaluating the utility of administering a reaction time task in an ecological momentary assessment study.

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Mar 19, 2008

RATIONALE: Cognitive processes underlying drug use have typically been assessed in laboratory settings. More detailed and ecologically valid data may be possible if assessments were conducted in an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) setting.

An ecological momentary assessment of comparison target as a moderator of the effects of appearance-focused social comparisons.

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Aug 01, 2008

This research examined whether comparison target moderates the effects of naturally occurring appearance-focused social comparisons on women's affect, appearance esteem, and dieting thoughts.

An experience sampling study of emotional reactions to music: listener, music, and situation.

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Oct 07, 2008

The Experience Sampling Method was used to explore emotions to music as they naturally occurred in everyday life, with a focus on the prevalence of different musical emotions and how such emotions are related to various factors in the listener, the music, and the situation.

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