129 Holmes Hall
2010-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University
Social influences on youth substance use
Abar, B., Abar, C.C., & Boudreaux, E. (in press). Feasibility of audit methods in the study of disparities in substance use treatment access: A mixed-methods approach. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Cleveland, M., Hultgren, B.A., Varvil-Weld, L., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., & Abar, C.C. (in press). Moderation of a parent-based intervention on transitions in drinking: Examining the role of normative perceptions and attitudes among high- and low-risk first-year college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Abar, C.C., Turrisi, R., & Mallett, K. (in press). Parenting characteristics and differential growth trajectories of alcohol-related behaviors across the first year of college. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Varvil-Weld, L., Scaglione, N., Cleveland, M., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., & Abar, C.C. (in press). Optimizing timing and dosage: Does parent type moderate the effects of variations of a parent-based intervention to reduce college student drinking? Prevention Science.
Abar, C.C., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R, & Abar, B. (in press). First- and second-hand alcohol-related consequences: Differential associations with later use. Journal of Substance Use.
Turrisi, R., Mallett, K.A., Cleveland, M., Varvil-Weld, L., Abar, C.C., Scaglione, N. & Hultgren, B. A (2013). Evaluation of timing and dosage of a parent based intervention to minimize college students’ alcohol consumption. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 30-40.
Abar, C.C., Abar, B., Turrisi, R. & Belden, C. (2013). Communication technology used among parents and their college teens: Implications for college health promotion and risk prevention programs. Journal of The First‐Year Experience and Students in Transition, 25, 61-76.
Varvil-Weld, L., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., Cleveland, M.J., & Abar, C.C. (2013). Are certain college students prone to experiencing excessive alcohol-related consequences? Predicting membership in a high-risk subgroup using pre-college profiles. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 542-551.
Abar, B., Abar, C.C., Lippold, M., Powers, C.J., & Manning, A.E. (2012). Associations between reasons to attend and late high school dropout. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 856-861.
Varvil-Weld, L, Mallett, K., Turrisi, R., & Abar, C.C. (2012). Using parental profiles to predict membership in a subset of college students experiencing excessive alcohol consequences: Findings from a longitudinal study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 434-443. PMID: 22456248
Abar, C.C. (2012). Examining the relationship between parenting types and patterns of student alcohol‐related behavior during the transition to college. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 2-29. PMID: 21842968
Abar, C.C., Morgan, N., Small, M., & Maggs, J. (2012). Investigating associations between parental alcohol‐related messages and college student drinking. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 71-79. PMID: 22152664
Mallett, K., Turrisi, R., Ray, A., Stapelton, J., Mastroleo, N., Abar, C., Tollison, S., Grossbard, J., & Larimer, M. (2011). Do parents know best? Examining the relationship between parenting profiles, prevention efforts, and high-risk drinking in college students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2904-2927.
Abar, C.C., Fernandez, A., & Wood, M. (2011). Parent‐teen communication and pre‐college alcohol involvement: A latent class analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 1357-1360. PMID: 21864983
Small, M., Morgan, N., Abar, C., & Maggs, J. (2011). Protective effects of parent-college student communication during the first semester of college. Journal of American College Health, 59, 547-555. PMID: 21660810
Mallett, K.A., Marzell, M., Varvil-Weld, L., Turrisi, R., Guttman, K., & Abar, C. (2011). One-time or repeat offenders? An examination of the patterns of alcohol-related consequences experienced by college students across the freshman year. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 508-511. PMID: 21276662 PMCID: PMC3063062
Abar, C., Turrisi, Abar, B. (2010). Tailgating as a unique context for parental modeling on college student alcohol use. Journal of Adolescence, 967, 1-4. PMID: 20561673
Turrisi, R., Abar, C., Mallett, K., & Jaccard, J. (2010). An examination of the mediational effects of cognitive and attitudinal factors of a parent intervention to reduce college drinking. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2500-2526. PMID: 21318080 PMCID: PMC3035912
Abar, C., & Maggs, J.L. (2010). Social influence and selection processes as predictors of normative perceptions and alcohol use across the transition to college. Journal of College Student Development, 51, 496-508. PMID: 21072330 PMCID: PMC2976626
Abar, C., Abar, B., & Turrisi, R. (2009). The impact of parental modeling and permissibility on alcohol use and experienced negative drinking consequences in college. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 542-547. PMID: 19398278 PMCID: PMC2716564
Abar, C., & Turrisi, R. (2008). How important are parents during the college years? A longitudinal perspective of indirect influences parents yield on their college teens’ alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1360-1368. PMID: 18635318 PMCID: PMC2553886
Patrick, M. E., Maggs, J. L., & Abar, C. (2007). Reasons to have sex, personal goals, and sexual behavior during the transition to college. The Journal of Sex Research, 44, 240-249. PMID: 17879167
Turrisi, R., Ray, A., & Abar, C. (2010). Are we done parenting?: Examining the relationship of parental monitoring to prevent high-risk alcohol consumption in college students. In J. Jaccard, P. Dittus, and V. Guilamo-Ramos (Eds.), Parental monitoring of adolescents. NY: Guilford Press.
Patrick, M. E., Abar, C., & Maggs, J. L. (2008). Adolescent drinking. Encyclopedia of the life course and human development. Gale: Farmington Hills, MI.
2013-2014: NIAAA funded Loan Repayment Grant Renewal Award
PSH 684 – Advanced Developmental Psychology