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Associations of developmental imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking in emerging adulthood.

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McCabe, CJ; Wall, TL; Gonzalez, MR; Meruelo, AD; Eberson-Shumate, SC; Clark, DB; Nooner, KB; Brown, SA; Tapert, SF
Published in: Alcohol Clin Exp Res
June 2021

BACKGROUND: Dual systems theories suggest that greater imbalance between higher reward sensitivity and lower cognitive control across adolescence conveys risk for behaviors such as heavy episodic drinking (HED). Prior research demonstrated that psychological analogues of these systems, sensation seeking and premeditation, change from childhood through emerging adulthood, and each has been independently linked with HED. However, few studies have assessed whether change over time in these developing analogues is prospectively associated with HED. Moreover, we know of no research that has shown whether within-person differences between higher sensation seeking and relatively lower premeditation across the adolescent period predict HED in emerging adulthood. METHODS: Prospective data from the National Consortium on Alcohol and NeuroDevelopment in Adolescence study (n = 715) were used to examine the association of sensation seeking and premeditation with HED among adolescents ages 16 to 20 years. We used novel applications of latent difference score modeling and growth curve analysis to test whether increasing sensation seeking, premeditation, and their imbalance over time are associated with HED across the study period, and whether these associations differed by sex. RESULTS: Whereas premeditation increased linearly from adolescence through emerging adulthood across sexes, males reported growth and females reported decline in sensation seeking. Sensation seeking in adolescence (and not premeditation) was associated with higher levels of HED by emerging adulthood. Importantly, greater imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation was associated with higher levels of HED by emerging adulthood though we note that variability capturing this imbalance correlated highly (r = 0.86) with baseline levels of sensation seeking. CONCLUSIONS: Developmental imbalance between higher sensation seeking and lower premeditation in late adolescence may be a risk factor for greater HED in emerging adulthood.

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Alcohol Clin Exp Res

DOI

EISSN

1530-0277

Publication Date

June 2021

Volume

45

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1249 / 1264

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sensation
  • Risk-Taking
  • Models, Statistical
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Binge Drinking
 

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McCabe, C. J., Wall, T. L., Gonzalez, M. R., Meruelo, A. D., Eberson-Shumate, S. C., Clark, D. B., … Tapert, S. F. (2021). Associations of developmental imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking in emerging adulthood. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 45(6), 1249–1264. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14604
McCabe, Connor J., Tamara L. Wall, Marybel R. Gonzalez, Alejandro D. Meruelo, Sonja C. Eberson-Shumate, Duncan B. Clark, Kate B. Nooner, Sandra Ann Brown, and Susan F. Tapert. “Associations of developmental imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking in emerging adulthood.Alcohol Clin Exp Res 45, no. 6 (June 2021): 1249–64. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14604.
McCabe CJ, Wall TL, Gonzalez MR, Meruelo AD, Eberson-Shumate SC, Clark DB, et al. Associations of developmental imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking in emerging adulthood. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 Jun;45(6):1249–64.
McCabe, Connor J., et al. “Associations of developmental imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking in emerging adulthood.Alcohol Clin Exp Res, vol. 45, no. 6, June 2021, pp. 1249–64. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/acer.14604.
McCabe CJ, Wall TL, Gonzalez MR, Meruelo AD, Eberson-Shumate SC, Clark DB, Nooner KB, Brown SA, Tapert SF. Associations of developmental imbalance between sensation seeking and premeditation in adolescence and heavy episodic drinking in emerging adulthood. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2021 Jun;45(6):1249–1264.
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Published In

Alcohol Clin Exp Res

DOI

EISSN

1530-0277

Publication Date

June 2021

Volume

45

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1249 / 1264

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sensation
  • Risk-Taking
  • Models, Statistical
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Binge Drinking