Press Releases & Opinion Pieces (2011)
January 28, 2011
Perkins presents at NASPA 2011
Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, gave two research presentations at the NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education National Conference on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention. The conference was held in Miami from Jan. 13 through 15. The first presentation was on the "Impact Assessment of a Multi-Site Social Norms Intervention Targeting Student-Athlete High-Risk Drinking." Nine colleges and universities implemented a social norms intervention following the model that Perkins and colleague, David Craig, professor of chemistry, developed for reducing problems of alcohol abuse among student-athletes. A positive impact of the intervention was demonstrated as well as an association between athletes' extended exposure to it and lower problem drinking rates...