First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Gabrielle L. BrancifortiFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Dawn K. Melzer

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

In the current study, college students between the ages of 21 and 25 were examined to determine if alcohol consumption has an impact on executive function. Parts A and B of the Trail-Making Task were used to time each student both pre-alcohol consumption and post-alcohol consumption.The findings identified that the higher number of drinks that the individuals had, the faster they performed Part B of the Trail-Making ask. There was no relationship between Part A of the Trail-Making task and drinking.

College and Major available

College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

PS 380 – Advanced Research Methods

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Gabrielle Branciforti, Psychology Student, Thomas More Honors Program, Class of 2020

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 4:00 PM

The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Executive Function Performance in College Students

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In the current study, college students between the ages of 21 and 25 were examined to determine if alcohol consumption has an impact on executive function. Parts A and B of the Trail-Making Task were used to time each student both pre-alcohol consumption and post-alcohol consumption.The findings identified that the higher number of drinks that the individuals had, the faster they performed Part B of the Trail-Making ask. There was no relationship between Part A of the Trail-Making task and drinking.

 

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