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Practice Lab: (Thurs Aug 27): Keep Completed Activity for Future Study Activity 1: College Student Drinking Original Source Article : John D. Clapp, Jong Won Min, Audrey M. Shillington, Mark B. Reed, Julie Ketchie Croff (2008), Person and Environment Predictors of Blood Alcohol Concentrations: A Multi- Level Study of College Parties, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 32 (1), 100–107 Source for Today’s Activity: , SUNDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- College Drinking Games Lead to Higher Blood Alcohol Levels Women at themed events also drank more heavily than male peers, field study finds -- Madeline Vann The first on-the-scene study of college drinking behavior shows that parties with drinking games result in higher blood alcohol levels, while themed parties encourage college women to drink more heavily than men, new research suggests. Previous studies of college drinking have relied largely on individual behavior and self-reports of drinking habits. Researchers at San Diego State University and the University of Michigan have determined that environment and party activities also affect drinking behavior. "Most studies use survey methods that require people to recall their drinking behavior -- days, weeks or months prior -- and such recall is not always accurate," corresponding author J. D. Clapp, director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services at San Diego State University, said in a prepared statement. "By going out into the field and doing observations and surveys, including breath tests for alcohol concentrations, we were able to mitigate many of the problems associated with recall of behavior and complex settings." The team observed 1,304 young adults (751 men, 553 women) at 66 college parties over the course of three semesters. The parties all took place in private residences close to an urban public university in southern California. The team noted party environment, surveyed attendees and collected blood-alcohol concentrations. The researchers found that playing drinking games, having a personal history of binge drinking, attending a party with
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course STAT 200 taught by Professor Barroso,joaor during the Fall '08 term at Penn State.

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