Craig R. Colder
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. 1994, Arizona State University
My research interests are in identifying multiple levels of influence that
contribute to the development of adolescent substance use. These levels
include individual differences within children (e.g., temperament and personality),
family influences, and community factors. I have examined the joint effects
of behavioral undercontrol and emotionality on behavior problems, how children's
temperament moderates the influence of parenting on behavior problems,
and the processes by which living in a dangerous neighborhood influence
adjustment. My research will continue to integrate individual differences
into current socialization and ecological theories. Several laboratory
studies are planned to measure physiological reactivity, information processing,
and impulsivity, and to examine how these individual differences observed
in the laboratory influence the initiation and escalation of substance
use. I am also interested in differentiating the pathways to adolescent
substance use versus abuse.
Colder, C. R., Mott, J. A., Flay, B. R., & Levy, S. (2000). The
relationship between neighborhood danger and childhood aggression: A test
of mediational mechanisms. American Journal of Community Psychology,
Colder, C. R. & Chassin, L. (1999). Psychosocial characteristics
of alcohol users and problem users: Data from a study of adolescents at
risk. Development and Psychopathology, 11, 321-348.
Colder,C. R., & Stice, E. (1998). A longitudinal study of the interactive
effects of impulsivity and anger on adolescent problem behavior. Journal
of Youth and Adolescents, 27,255-274.
Colder, C. R., & Chassin, L. (1997). Affectivity and impulsivity:
Temperamental risk for adolescent alcohol involvement. Psychology of
Addictive Behaviors, 11, 83-97.
Colder, C. R., Lochman, J. E., & Wells, K. C. (1997). The moderating
effects of children's anxiety and activity level on relations between parenting
practices and childhood symptomatology. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,
Park Hall, Box 604110
Department of Psychology
SUNY at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4110
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