Project PACT was designed to gain a better understanding of parental communication and its relationship to student drinking behavior throughout the college years by examining patterns that emerge while individuals are under the legal drinking age, on through age 21. It specifically implements a longitudinal design to examine processes by which parent communication affects student drinking outcomes through the entire college experience.
Funded by the NIH/NIAAA.
Principal Investigator: Rob Turrisi, Ph.D.
Gesiner, I. M., Trager, B. M., Hultgren, B. A., Larimer, M. E., Mallett, K. A., & Turrisi, R. (2018). Examining parental monitoring as a moderator of the relationship between depressed mood and alcohol use and problems. Addictive Behaviors, 81, 117-124. [PubMed]
Varvil-Weld, L., Turrisi, R., Hospital, M. M., Mallett, K. A., Bámaca-Colbert, M. Y. (2014). Maternal and peer influences on drinking among Latino college students. Addictive Behaviors, 39(1), 246-252. PMCID: PMC3883103 [PubMed]