Caitlin C. Abar , Ph.D
- Associate Professor
Office: Holmes Hall 129
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
- Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
- Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
- Human Development and Family Studies
- NIDA Prevention and Methodology Fellow
- NIAAA F31 Research Fellow
- M.S., Pennsylvania State University
- Human Development and Family Studies
- B.A., SUNY Geneseo
- PSH 202 – Introductory Statistics
- PSH 203 – Statistics Lab
- PSH 384 – Child Psychology
- PSH 385 – Lives Across Cultures
- PSH 468 – Teaching Practicum in Psychology
- PSH 484 – Adolescence
- PSH 584 – Graduate Adolescence
- PSH 684 – Advanced Developmental Psychology
- Social influences on youth health risk behaviors
- Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription drug use and disposal, Eating behaviors, etc.
- Parenting in adolescence and emerging adulthood
- Developmentally appropriate measurement
- 2021 – SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Winner
- 2017-2022 – Brockport Presidential Teaching Excellence Award Nominee
- 2020 – Brockport Second Year Champion
- 2020 – Brockport Academic Advisement Award Nominee
- 2020 – Brockport Roland Fontaine Award for Student Engagement Nominee
- 2019 – Brockport Roland Fontaine Award for Student Engagement Winner
- 2016 – Brockport Roland Fontaine Award for Student Engagement Nominee
- 2016 – Brockport Presidential Discretionary Salary Award
- 2014 – NYS UUP Individual Development Grant
- 2014 – Brockport Office for Student with Disabilities Recognition
- 2012 – Senior Fellow, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University
- 2012 – Research Excellence Award, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
- 2011 – NIAAA funded Junior Investigator Award, Research Society on Alcoholism
- 2009-2011 – Society for Prevention Research Early Career Scholarship
- 2009 – Society for Prevention Research Sloboda & Bukoski Cup Competition Winner
- 2008 – Penn State Grace Henderson Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student
- 2006-2010 – NIAAA funded Research Society on Alcoholism Student Merit Award
- 2005 – The Pennsylvania State University Outstanding Graduate Award
- 2004 – Phi Beta Kappa
Halter, N.*, & Abar, C.C. (Accepted January 2022). Motivations for marijuana use: Use and associated negative consequences.Psychology, Health & Medicine. PMID: 35068275
Abar, C.C., Thomson, B.*, Jones, V.*, Miley, A.*, & Ruffino, R.* (2022). Parental behaviors and cannabis-related harm reduction in college. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 7, 557-558.PMID: 35167357
Sarra, S.* & Abar, C.C. (2022). Perceptions of control and disordered eating behaviors during college transitions. Journal of American College Health, 70, 2091-2098. PMID: 33151830.
Abar, C.C., Combs, A.*, Miley, A.*, Ruffino, R.*, & Abar, B. (2021). Parenting, Health, and Rx Medications Among College Youth: the PHARMACY survey study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 24, ID 101623. PMID: 34976678
Abar, C.C., Farnett, S.*, Mendola, K.*, Sarra, S.*, & Clark, G. (2021). Parental active tracking measures and health behaviors during high school and college. Journal of American College Health, 69, 151-158. PMID: 31498750
Abar C.C., Koban, K.*, Farnett, S.*, Mendola, K.* & Clark, G.* (2020). Profiles of family routines during adolescence associated with profiles of health behaviors in young adulthood. Journal of Health Psychology, 25, 629-639. PMID: 28845696
Holub, A., Abar, C.C., Kamali, M., Conner, K., & Abar, B. (2019). What do I do with this stuff now? Drug retention and disposal practices among ED patients. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 37, 2111-2112. PMID: 31262627
Abar, C.C., Farnett, S.*, Mendola, K.*, Koban, K.*, & Sarra, S.* (2018). Relationships between parent-child social media interactions and health behaviors. The Journal of Substance Use, 23(3), 335-337.
Abar, C.C., Clark, G., & Koban, K. (2017). The long-term impact of family routines and parental monitoring on alcohol use and health behaviors: Results from a 14 year follow-up. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(9), 2495-2504.
Jackson, K.M., Merrill, J.E., Barnett, N.P., Colby, S.M., Abar, C.C., Hayes, K.L., & Rodgers, M.L. (2016). Contextual influences on early drinking: Characteristics of drinking and non-drinking days. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, 566-577. PMID: 27269292
Kenney, S., Abar, C.C., O’Brien, K., Clark, G., & LaBrie, J. (2016). Trajectories of alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences in college women with and without depressed mood. Addictive Behaviors, 53, 19-22. PMID: 26426743
Merrill, J. E., Martin, S., Abar, C.C., & Jackson, K. M. (2016). Trajectories and correlates of reasons for abstaining or limiting drinking during adolescence. Addictive Behaviors, 52, 1-7. PMID: 26320735
Abar, C.C., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R, & Abar, B. (2016). First- and second-hand alcohol-related consequences: Differential associations with later use. Journal of Substance Use, 21, 107-111. PMID: 27182199
Abar, C.C., Hernandez, L., Rodriquez, A.M., & Spirito, A. (2015). Trajectories of adolescent alcohol use in the year following a brief alcohol intervention. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76, 710-720. PMID: 26402351
Jackson, K.M., Colby, S.M., Barnett, N.P., & Abar, C.C. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of sipping alcohol in a prospective middle school sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 766-778. PMID: 25938631
Marceau, K., Abar, C.C., & Jackson, K.M. (2015). Parental knowledge is a contextual amplifier of associations of pubertal maturation and substance use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1720-1734. PMID: 26208832
Abar, C.C., Jackson, K.M., Colby, S.M., & Barnett, N. (2015). Parent-child discrepancies in reports of parental monitoring and their relationship to adolescent alcohol-related behaviors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1688-1701. PMID: 24964878
Abar, C.C., Jackson, K.M., Colby, S.M., & Barnett, N.P. (2014). Common and unique parenting predictors of adolescent tobacco and alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1528-32. PMID: 24976458
Abar, C.C., Jackson, K.M., & Wood, M.D. (2014). Reciprocal relations between parental monitoring and adolescent substance use and delinquency: The moderating role of parent-teen relationship quality. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2176-2187.
Jackson, K. M., Roberts, M., Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P., Abar, C. C., & Merrill, J. (2014). Willingness to drink as a function of peer offers and peer norms in early adolescence. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 404-414. PMID: 24766752
Abar, C.C., Turrisi, R., & Mallett, K. (2014). Differential trajectories of alcohol-related behaviors across the first year of college by parenting profiles. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 53-61. PMID:23915366
Varvil-Weld, L., Scaglione, N., Cleveland, M., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., & Abar, C.C. (2014). Optimizing timing and dosage: Does parent type moderate the effects of variations of a parent-based intervention to reduce college student drinking? Prevention Science, 15, 94-102. PMID: 23404668
Abar, B., Abar, C.C., & Boudreaux, E. (2013). Feasibility of audit methods to study access to substance use treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45, 395-399. PMID:23871507
Cleveland, M., Hultgren, B.A., Varvil-Weld, L., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., & Abar, C.C. (2013). Moderation of a parent-based intervention on transitions in drinking: Examining the role of normative perceptions and attitudes among high- and low-risk first-year college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 1587-1594. PMID:23551037
Turrisi, R., Mallett, K.A., Cleveland, M., Varvil-Weld, L., Abar, C.C., Scaglione, N. & Hultgren, B. A (2013). Evaluation of timing and dosage of a parent based intervention to minimize college students’ alcohol consumption. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 30-40.
Abar, C.C., Abar, B., Turrisi, R. & Belden, C. (2013). Communication technology used among parents and their college teens: Implications for college health promotion and risk prevention programs. Journal of The First‐Year Experience and Students in Transition, 25, 61-76.
Varvil-Weld, L., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., Cleveland, M.J., & Abar, C.C. (2013). Are certain college students prone to experiencing excessive alcohol-related consequences? Predicting membership in a high-risk subgroup using pre-college profiles. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 542-551.
Abar, B., Abar, C.C., Lippold, M., Powers, C.J., & Manning, A.E. (2012). Associations between reasons to attend and late high school dropout. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 856-861.
Varvil-Weld, L, Mallett, K., Turrisi, R., & Abar, C.C. (2012). Using parental profiles to predict membership in a subset of college students experiencing excessive alcohol consequences: Findings from a longitudinal study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 434-443. PMID: 22456248
Abar, C.C. (2012). Examining the relationship between parenting types and patterns of student alcohol‐related behavior during the transition to college. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 2-29. PMID: 21842968
Abar, C.C., Morgan, N., Small, M., & Maggs, J. (2012). Investigating associations between parental alcohol‐related messages and college student drinking. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 71-79. PMID: 22152664
Mallett, K., Turrisi, R., Ray, A., Stapelton, J., Mastroleo, N., Abar, C., Tollison, S., Grossbard, J., & Larimer, M. (2011). Do parents know best? Examining the relationship between parenting profiles, prevention efforts, and high-risk drinking in college students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2904-2927.
Abar, C.C., Fernandez, A., & Wood, M. (2011). Parent‐teen communication and pre‐college alcohol involvement: A latent class analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 1357-1360. PMID: 21864983
Small, M., Morgan, N., Abar, C., & Maggs, J. (2011). Protective effects of parent-college student communication during the first semester of college. Journal of American College Health, 59, 547-555. PMID: 21660810
Mallett, K.A., Marzell, M., Varvil-Weld, L., Turrisi, R., Guttman, K., & Abar, C. (2011). One-time or repeat offenders? An examination of the patterns of alcohol-related consequences experienced by college students across the freshman year. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 508-511. PMID: 21276662 PMCID: PMC3063062
Abar, C., Turrisi, Abar, B. (2010). Tailgating as a unique context for parental modeling on college student alcohol use. Journal of Adolescence, 967, 1-4. PMID: 20561673
Turrisi, R., Abar, C., Mallett, K., & Jaccard, J. (2010). An examination of the mediational effects of cognitive and attitudinal factors of a parent intervention to reduce college drinking. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2500-2526. PMID: 21318080 PMCID: PMC3035912
Abar, C., & Maggs, J.L. (2010). Social influence and selection processes as predictors of normative perceptions and alcohol use across the transition to college. Journal of College Student Development, 51, 496-508. PMID: 21072330 PMCID: PMC2976626Turrisi, R., Ray,
Turrisi, R., Ray, A., & Abar, C. (2010). Are we done parenting?: Examining the relationship of parental monitoring to prevent high-risk alcohol consumption in college students. In J. Jaccard, P. Dittus, and V. Guilamo-Ramos (Eds.), Parental monitoring of adolescents. NY: Guilford Press.
Abar, C., Abar, B., & Turrisi, R. (2009). The impact of parental modeling and permissibility on alcohol use and experienced negative drinking consequences in college. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 542-547. PMID: 19398278 PMCID: PMC2716564
Abar, C., & Turrisi, R. (2008). How important are parents during the college years? A longitudinal perspective of indirect influences parents yield on their college teens’ alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1360-1368. PMID: 18635318 PMCID: PMC2553886Patrick,
M. E., Abar, C., & Maggs, J. L. (2008). Adolescent drinking. Encyclopedia of the life course and human development. Gale: Farmington Hills, MI.
Patrick, M. E., Maggs, J. L., & Abar, C. (2007). Reasons to have sex, personal goals, and sexual behavior during the transition to college. The Journal of Sex Research, 44, 240-249. PMID: 17879167