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Sample Introduction Outline I. Opening paragraph(s) A. Definition : Alcohol abuse is defined as the maladaptive pattern of alcohol consumption, either on individual occasions ("binge drinking") or as a regular practice (Scharer, 1998). B. Motivation : 1. Alcohol abuse is a common problem, especially on college campuses in America, with approximately 43% of students reporting that they have abused alcohol at least once during their college career (Norris, Heines, & Baker, 2002). 2. Alcohol abuse is related to a number of serious consequences, including injuries and poor academic performance (Norris, Heines, & Baker, 2002; Scharer, 1998). 3. Research examining the factors that influence the likelihood that a person will abuse alcohol would be beneficial in order to design effective preventative programs. C. Topic : Thus far, research on alcohol abuse has been able to illustrate the importance of a number of predictors, including parental behavior, commitment to studies, and genetic factors (Scharer, 1998). One less well understood predictor of alcoholism is personality. II. Literature review
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course PSY 3001w taught by Professor Stellmack during the Fall '10 term at Minnesota.

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