In honor of the upcoming Graduate Appreciation Week, the Graduate News Forum will be highlighting the recipients of the 2010 Graduate Alumni Research Awards throughout the week. Applications for the 2011 Graduate Alumni Research Awards are due on May 5th.
A False Sense of Control about Alcohol Consumption
The term self-regulation refers to the exertion of control over oneself in order to inhibit the way one would otherwise think, feel, or behave. My research looks at the self-regulation of alcohol consumption, and is aimed at identifying individuals who believe that their self-regulation abilities are better than they actually are. With this information, I can examine how cognitive measures assessed at baseline predict drinking self-regulation failures assessed in a follow-up. I am very grateful for the Graduate Alumni Research Award, which allowed me to pay a large, national sample of individuals to participate in an online study.
Learn more about the Graduate Alumni Research Awards here.
By Megan Roberts