InCHIP Lecture Series: William H. George 11/2/17

Please join us for our next event in the 2017-2018 InCHIP Lecture Series!

“‘Heat of the Moment’ Experiments: Mediators and Moderators of the Alcohol and Sex Risk Link”

William H. George, PhD
University of Washington
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:30 – 1:30pm

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Sexual risk taking, particularly condom nonuse, contributes to HIV/STI transmission. Basic science research has linked alcohol causally with sexual risk taking. Heat-of-the-Moment experiments analogizing condom use decisions and examining mediators and moderators of the alcoholsexual-risk link will be described. Findings indicate that sexual arousal and myopic attention play mediating roles. Also, sexual victimization history seems to exert an important background influence on women’s sexual risk taking, mediated by women’s responses to and perceptions of a partner. Implications for theory, intervention, and future research are discussed.

Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Alcohol Research Center
  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn Department of Psychiatry
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine

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About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.