alcohol, college students, heavy episodic alcohol use, hypocrisy paradigm
The purpose of this study was to examine the hypocrisy paradigm as an experimental alcohol intervention to determine if participants who complete the hypocrisy paradigm will experience a significant reduction in the number of negative consequences associated with their alcohol use, quantity and frequency of alcohol use, and average and peak eBAC compared to college students in the control condition. Participants were 53 college students randomly assigned to an experimental hypocrisy paradigm intervention or a control condition. Contrary to prediction, the hypocrisy paradigm was not found to be significantly different than the control condition. Exploratory analyses examining within-group differences were conducted. All outcome measures decreased from pre-intervention to follow-up within the hypocrisy paradigm condition. Future directions and implications are discussed.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Sciences
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Hammons, Mary, "Examining The Hypocrisy Paradigm As An Intervention For Modifying High-risk Alcohol Use Behaviors Among College Students" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 4274.