R. Peirce

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The longitudinal relations among contact with one's social network (social contact), perceived social support, depression, and alcohol use were examined. An integrative model was developed from affect regulation theory and theories of social support and dysfunctional drinking. Data were obtained from a random sample of 1,192 adults. The 3-wave panel model(More)
Analyses of data from a random sample of 1,259 sexually active adolescents revealed that substance use was associated with increased sexual risk taking on 2 occasions of intercourse (1st intercourse ever and 1st intercourse with most recent partner), even after controlling for demographic experiential, and dispositional confounders. Within-persons analyses(More)
This study examined whether specific facets of social support (tangible assistance, appraisal, and belonging) moderate the relationship between a specific type of stress (financial stress) and alcohol involvement (drinking to cope, heavy drinking, and alcohol problems). Data were derived from a community sample stratified by education and race. Respondents(More)
Damage signatures from Electrical Overstress (EOS) are the leading reported cause of returns in integrated circuits and systems that have failed during operation. Solutions to this problem are hindered by a prevailing misconception in the electronics industry that insufficient robustness to electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a primary cause of EOS. This(More)
This paper reports an industrial application of principle component analysis to process abnormality detection in a sugar mill. The process under investigation is a continuous pan which is one of the most crucial processes in sugar production. Two sets of experimental results are obtained in this work: one is related to an artificially induced fault by a(More)
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