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Ash Levitt, PhD

Ash Levitt, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Social Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-3366
Email: alevitt@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Alcohol use; alcohol motives and expectancies; close relationships; subjective effects of intoxication.

Motivations for Momentary Alcohol Use in Romantic Relationships

Levitt
This study will explore the relationship-specific motivations for drinking alcohol with and apart from a romantic partner.

Examines relationship-specific motivations for drinking alcohol with and apart from one’s partner. The study develops and tests a new measure of relationship-specific drinking motives, and examines relationship-motivated drinking processes using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and naturalistic observation via the Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR) in emerging adult romantic couples. In collaboration with Mentors Kenneth Leonard and Maria Testa. Funded by a grant from NIAAA, 2012-2017.