My research continues in two somewhat overlapping areas:
(1) Studying college-student drinking, with a focus on social influences (e.g., social networks, peers' drinking). Most recently, I have analyzed data from college students and their same-age non-college-bound peers in an attempt to isolate risk factors unique to the college environment.
(2) Developing a measure of the experience of going through "Emerging Adulthood," a life stage between adolescence and full adulthood. The measure that I have developed with my colleagues is called the IDEA: Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood. See my Emerging Adulthood blog.
A few other websites of mine that may be of interest to readers include:
The Hot Hand, providing statistical and probabilistic analyses of sports streakiness.
Reminiscences on 1980s University of Michigan social psychology
Social Psych Lyrics, featuring lyrics I've written about famous social-psychological concepts and studies, which may be sung to the tunes of well-known songs. Explanations and examples of the concepts are also provided.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Close Relationships
- Group Processes
- Health Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Law and Public Policy
- Political Psychology
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Reifman, A. (2011). Hot hand: The statistics behind sports' greatest streaks. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books.
- Fitzpatrick, J., Sharp, E. A., & Reifman, A. (2009). Midlife singles’ willingness to date partners with heterogeneous characteristics. Family Relations, 58, 121-133.
- Reifman, A. (2004). Measuring school spirit: A national teaching exercise. Teaching of Psychology, 31, 18-21.
- Reifman, A., Arnett, J. J., & Colwell, M. J. (2007, Summer). Emerging adulthood: Theory, assessment, and application. Journal of Youth Development, 2(1).
- Reifman, A., Ro, H.-S., Barnes, G., & Feng, D. (2010). Drinking in youth ages 13-21 attending and not attending college. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 22, 67-86.
- Reifman, A., Watson, W. K., & McCourt, A. (2006). Social networks and college drinking: Probing processes of social influence and selection. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 820-832.
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
College of Human Sciences
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1230
- Phone: (806) 742-3000, ext. 274
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