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Latest Lori A. J. Scott-Sheldon Stories

2012-04-18 20:46:40

Researchers at The Miriam Hospital say interventions targeting what college students often see as the pleasurable effects of alcohol — including loosened inhibitions and feeling more bold and outgoing — may be one way to stem the tide of dangerous and widespread binge drinking on college campuses. According to a new report, “alcohol expectancy challenges,” or social experiments aimed at challenging students´ beliefs about the rewards of drinking, can...

Behavioral Interventions Can Increase Condom Use, Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections
2011-12-16 04:41:50

Behavioral interventions aimed at reducing sexual risk behaviors, such as unprotected sex, are effective at both promoting condom use and reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) long after the initial intervention, according to a new report in the December 15 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Lead author Lori A. J. Scott-Sheldon, Ph.D., of The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, and colleagues at the University of...