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

@article{Genovese2007RewardSA,
  title={Reward Sensitivity and Substance Abuse in Middle School and High School Students},
  author={Jeremy E. C. Genovese and Deborah Wallace},
  journal={The Journal of Genetic Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={168},
  pages={465 - 469}
}
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… 

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