Judgement and experiences following Alcohol consumption in the Moment (JAM)

Principal Investigator: Sarah Pedersen, PhD

Funding Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Research has shown that there are important individual differences in how alcohol can affect people’s physiological arousal, thoughts, decisions, and behaviors.  The JAM Study examines how alcohol impacts how people feel and behave inside the laboratory and in their natural environments.  One of the main goals of this study is to examine similarities and differences in the acute effects of alcohol between African American/Black and European American/White adults.  Additionally, we are interested in understanding how responses in a laboratory setting are related to real-world behaviors.

This study will enroll 280 adults between the ages of 21 and 30 who identify as African American/Black or European American/White, and who drink alcohol at least weekly.

For more information about the JAM Study, please call 412-246-5659.