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This study evaluated the impact of a motivational interview (MI) on alcohol use in underage college drinkers, and examined the specific role of empathy and alliance in MI. Fifty-five underage heavy drinkers were randomized to a one-session MI or no-treatment control. Empathy and alliance were evaluated through the MITI, participant, and therapist ratings.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ) in measuring adolescent humor, including the relationship between humor and coping style, defense style, depressive symptoms, and adjustment in a non-clinical sample of adolescents. METHOD Humor, coping, defense strategies, depressive symptoms, and(More)
American Indian/Alaska Natives have high rates of alcohol-related arrests and are overrepresented in justice systems. To understand the relationship between alcohol dependence, treatment, and alcohol-related incarceration, this study queried American Indian/Alaska Natives currently in remission from alcohol dependence. Participants reported receiving 0 to(More)
that a significantly higher proportion of non-Caucasian students were learning-disabled and that learning disability predicted whether students tested positive on the SASSI, but that ethnicity, while correlated, did not. None of the findings cited show bias in SASSI scores as a function of subject characteristics. A central theme is that the authors believe(More)
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