Next psychology colloquium to look at influences on binge drinking Oct. 9

A Bowling Green State University researcher will discuss factors affecting binge drinking in college-age populations at the next Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

There is a false perception that binging is primarily a men’s issue. But research by Danielle Kuhl, an assistant professor of sociology, situates the risk of binge drinking within the sociological contexts of college demographics, gender and socioeconomic origin. Her work suggests that the relationship between college status and binge drinking is greater for those who violate class-based norms for attainment, particularly disadvantaged women.

Kuhl’s presentation, “Binge Drinking in Early Adulthood: The Intersecting Influences of Gender, College and Family Socioeconomic Status,” takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The event is hosted by Penn State Behrend’s bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in psychology degree programs; the crime, psychology and public policy certificate program; and the student Psychology Coalition; with support from the Susan Hirt Hagen CORE (Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation), the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Student Activity Fee. For additional information, contact Carol Wilson, assistant professor of psychology, at 814-898-6082.

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Last Updated September 18, 2013