Reward Sensitivity and Substance Abuse in Middle School and High School Students

  title={Reward Sensitivity and Substance Abuse in Middle School and High School Students},
  author={Jeremy E. C. Genovese and D. Wallace},
  journal={The Journal of Genetic Psychology},
  pages={465 - 469}
  • Jeremy E. C. Genovese, D. Wallace
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Genetic Psychology
  • In this study, the authors investigated the relation between reward and punishment sensitivity and adolescent substance use. The sample (N = 216; 130 girls, 85 boys) was drawn from high school and middle school students enrolled in a Midwestern suburban school district. Participants completed a substance use questionnaire and the Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire (R. Torrubia, C. Avila, J. Molto, & X. Caseras, 2001). For 13 of 15 types of substance abuse… CONTINUE READING
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