PRC Seminar: Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Program Fellows

Presenters: Jimikaye Courtney, Ph.D., PAMT Post-doctoral Fellow; and Devin McCauley, Ph.D., PAMT Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Tuesday April 27, 2021 from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • Zoom URL: https://psu.zoom.us/j/344754344

Examining the behavioral clustering of physical activity and alcohol use

Presenter: Jimikaye Courtney, Ph.D., PAMT Post-doctoral Fellow

This presentation will discuss the positive associations between alcohol use and physical activity in nationally representative NHANES data (2003-2016), including the moderating roles of tobacco and cannabis use on this association. It will also explore the potential for shared motivations underlying the positive clustering of individuals’ alcohol use and physical activity behaviors.

Development Trends in Adolescent Risk from Interparental Conflict: Insights from Time Varying Effects Modeling

Presenter: Devin McCauley, Ph.D., PAMT Post-doctoral Fellow

Interparental conflict (IPC) is a well-documented risk factor for adolescents’ psychological maladjustment, particularly if adolescents appraise IPC as threatening to their own well-being. However, the salience of IPC risk is unlikely to remain static across the course of adolescent development. This study applies time-varying effects modeling (TVEM) to identify sensitive developmental periods for risk from IPC and threat appraisals. Findings may inform optimal timing for delivery of intervention programming targeting IPC and adolescents’ coping strategies.