Angelo DiBello and Kate Carey

CAAS Assistant Professor Angelo DiBello and Professor Kate Carey recently published the results of a small randomized controlled trial suggesting there is great promise in targeting attitudes to reduce college student drinking. Their study used a counter-attitudinal advocacy (CAA) paradigm, where heavy drinking students advocated for a position contrary to their existing drinking-related attitudes/drinking behavior; the goal of which is to enact behavior change to be consistent with their statements. Having individuals self-generate risk reduction plans without having to self-identify as wanting to change is an exciting new possibility in college student drinking prevention! See abstract here or copy and paste the following link into your browser: