Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 A randomized trial of a personalized feedback intervention for nonstudent emerging adult at?risk drinkersAlcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. 781-794.
2017 Alcohol mixed with energy drinks: Daily context of useEthics & Behavior. 863-869.
2017 An examination of the most recent episode of molly use among college studentsJournal of Drug Issues. 309-316.
2017 Environmental context effects on craving among consumers of caffeinated alcohol beverages: Associations with aspects of impulsivityExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 503-511.
2017 Impulsivity and risk-taking as predictors of alcohol use patterns and alcohol related-problemsAddiction Research & Theory. 390-396.
2017 Minority stress, social factors, drinking motives, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems among lesbian womenJournal of Social Issues. 545-562.
2017 Motivation and consequences of alcohol use among heavy drinking nonstudent emerging adultsJournal of Adolescent Research.
2017 Motivations and consequences of alcohol use among heavy drinking nonstudent emerging adultsJournal of Adolescent Research. 667-695.
2017 Sexual Coercion, Drinking to Cope Motives, and Alcohol-Related Consequences Among Self-Identified Bisexual WomenSubstance use & misuse. 1-12.
2017 Sociocognitive factors and perceived consequences associated with alternative forms of alcohol useJournal of American college health : J of ACH. 67-75.
2017 The dimensionality of impulsivity: Perspectives and implications for emerging adult drinkingExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 521-533.
2016 A latent profile analysis of drinking patterns among nonstudent emerging adultsAddictive Behaviors. 14-9.
2016 Alcohol use variability in a community-based sample of nonstudent emerging adult heavy drinkersThe American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 698-706.
2016 College student dating partner drinking profiles: Differences in relationship functioning and relationship-specific alcohol expectanciesSubstance use & misuse. 840-852.
2016 Emotional distress, alcohol use, and bidirectional partner violence among lesbian womenViolence Against Women. 919-938.
2015 Emotional distress, alcohol use, and bidirectional partner violence among lesbian womenViolence Against Women. 917-938.
2014 A qualitative review of psychosocial risk factors associated with caffeinated alcohol useExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 144-153.
2014 Caffeinated alcohol consumption profiles and associations with use severity and outcome expectanciesAddictive Behaviors. 308-315.
2014 Caffeinated alcohol use and expectancies for caffeine versus alcoholSubstance Use and Misuse. 1241-1249.
2014 Protective behavioral strategies, alcohol expectancies, and drinking motives in a model of college student drinking behaviorPsychology of Addictive Behaviors. 952-959.
2014 Self and partner alcohol consumption and problems among ACOAs and non-ACOAs: The role of depressive symptoms and motivations for alcohol useAddictive Behaviors. 211-218.
2014 Self and partner alcohol-related problems among ACOAs and non-ACOAs: Associations with depressive symptoms and motivations for alcohol useAddictive Behaviors. 211-218.
2013 An examination of risky drinking behaviors and motivations for alcohol use in a college sampleJournal of American College Health. 444-452.
2011 Social networks and alcohol use among nonstudent emerging adults: A preliminary studyAddictive Behaviors. 47-54.
2009 Behavioral inhibition and activation systems: Differences in substance use expectancy organization and activation in memoryPsychology of Addictive Behaviors. 315-328.
2009 Environmental context effects on alcohol cognitions and immediate alcohol consumptionAddiction Research & Theory. 306-314.
2009 Gender differences in high-risk situations for drinking: Are they mediated by depressive symptomsAddictive Behaviors. 68-74.
2009 Projected alcohol dose influences on the activation of alcohol expectancies in college drinkersAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 1265-1277.
2008 Evaluation of a single-session expectancy challenge intervention to reduce alcohol use among college studentsPsychology of Addictive Behaviors. 169-175.
2008 Hypothetical monetary value of alcohol and cocaine in a dual-dependent sample: A multiple-choice procedureThe American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 211-217.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2013 Alcohol use and partner violence among lesbians: Preliminary findings.  94A-94A.

Research Overview

  • My research focuses broadly on the psychosocial determinants of and intervention for problematic alcohol and other substance use, with a particular emphasis on the emerging adulthood developmental period (i.e., ages 18 to 25 years).
  • Grants

  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult female same-sex couples  awarded by National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 2016 - 2019
  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult females  awarded by National Institutes of Health/NIAAA 2016 - 2019
  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult female same-sex couples  awarded by NIAAA 2012 - 2016
  • Adapting a secondary prevention program for nonstudent emerging adult drinkers  awarded by NIAAA - Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) 2010 - 2016
  • Minority Stress, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence among Lesbians  awarded by National Institute of Health 2012 - 2015
  • Behavioral Mechanism Mediating Enhanced Online Intervention for College Drinkers  awarded by NIH-NIAAA 2012 - 2014
  • Behavioral Mechanisms Mediating Enhanced Online Interventions for College Drinkers  awarded by NIAAA 2012 - 2014
  • Psychosocial influences of drinking in nonstudent young adults (Q419)  awarded by Research Institute on Addictions, University of Buffalo 2007 - 2008
  • Fundamental associations among gender, affect, cognition & drinking (R21 AA30043)  awarded by NIAAA 2003 - 2006
  • Evaluation of a single-session expectancy challenge program (F31AA015468)  awarded by NIAAA - Individual National Research Service Award (F31) 2004 - 2005
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida 2006
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida 2002
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Central Florida 1999
  • Full Name

  • Cathy Barraco