Social Addictions Impulse Lab (Patock-Peckham)

Social Addictions Impulse Lab (Patock-Peckham)
Keywords: Alcohol, Impaired Control Over Drinking, Parenting Styles, Self-regulation, Trait and State Impulsivity, Trauma, Secrets, Resiliency, and Social Influence.
Lab Area
Clinical Psychology
Lab Director
Julie A. Patock-Peckham Ph.D (Courtesy Affiliate)
Actively Recruiting Undergraduate Researchers

Lab Director

Dr. Julie A. Patock-Peckham, Ph.D, Courtesy Affiliate (CV)

Julie A. Patock-Peckham

Dr. Julie A. Patock-Peckham is a courtesy affiliate for the Department of Psychology. She has 31 publications in the addictions and is the director of SAIL (Social Addictions Impulse Lab; formerly the Social Health Research Group). Dr. Patock sits on the editorial board of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and reviews for eleven other peer reviewed journals in the areas of personality, addictions, and adolescent health. She received the Most Inspirational Faculty Award in 2014 through the Office of Student Athlete Development. She is a long standing member of Research Society on Alcoholism and was a National Research Service Award recipient in 1999-2001 NIH/NIAAA. Dr. Patock was also a graduate fellow for the National Institute of Mental Health in 2002.

KO1 Mentor

William Corbin

Publications (student co-authors in bold)

Patock-Peckham, J.A., Canning, J.R., & Leeman, R.F. (2018).  Shame is bad and guilt is good:

An examination of the impaired control over drinking pathway to alcohol use and related problems.  Personality and Individual Differences, 121, 62-66.

Luk, J.W., Patock-Peckham, J.A., Medina, M., Terrell, N., Belton, D., & King, K.M. (2016).

Bullying perpetration and victimization as externalizing and internalizing pathways: Linking parenting styles and self-esteem to depression, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems.  Substance Use and Misuse, 51(1), 113-125.

Luk, J.W., Patock-Peckham, J.A., King, K.M. (2015). Are dimensions of parenting differentially linked to substance use across Caucasian and Asian American college students.  Substance Use and Misuse, 50(1), 1360-1369.  DOI:


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*Hartman, J.D., Patock-Peckham, J.A., Corbin, W.R., Gates, J.R., Leeman, R.F., Luk, J.W., & King, K.M. (2015).  Direct and indirect links between parenting styles, self-concealment (secrets), impaired control over drinking and alcohol-related outcomes.  Addictive Behaviors, 40, 102-108.

Morgan-Lopez, A.A., Saavedra, L.M., Hien, D.A., Campbell, A.N., Wu, E., Ruglass, L., Patock- Peckham, J.A., & Bainter, S.C. (2014).  Class-specific mediation effects of Seeking Safety on substance use outcomes.  American Journal on Addictions, 23(3), 218-225. DOI:10.1111/j.1521-0321-0391.2013.12100.x

Leeman, R.F., Patock-Peckham, J.A., Hoff, R.A., Krisnan-Sarin, S., Steinberg, M.A., Rugle, L.J., & Potenza, M.N. (2014). Perceived parental permissiveness toward gambling and risky behaviors in adolescents.  Journal of Behavioral Addictions, DOI:10.1556/JBA.3.2014.012.

King, K.M., J.A. Patock-Peckham, Dager, A.D., Thimm, K., & Gates, J.R. (2014).  On the mis-measurement of impulsivity:  trait, behavioral, and neural models in alcohol research among adolescents and young adults.  Current Addiction Reports, 1(1), 19-32.DOI: 10.1007/s40429-013-0005.

Leeman, R.F., Hoff, R.A., Krishnan-Sarin, S., Patock-Peckham, J.A., & Potenza, M.N. (2014). Impulsivity, sensation seeking and part-time job status in relation to substance use and gambling in adolescents.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(4), 460-466. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.09.014.

Leeman, R.F., Beseler, C.L., Helms, C.M., Patock-Peckham, J.A., Wakeling, V.A., & Kahler, C. W. (2014).  A brief, critical review of research on impaired control over alcohol use and suggestions for future studies.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(2),301-308.  DOI:  10.1111/acer.12269.

Luk, J.W.Emery, R.L., Karyadi, K.A., Patock-Peckham, J.A., & King, K.M. (2013). Religiosity and substance use among Asian American college students:  Moderated effects of race and acculturation.   Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 130, 142-149.

*Backer-Fulghum, L.M., Patock-Peckham, J.A., King, K.M., **Roufa, L.& **Hagen, L. (2012).  The stress dampening hypothesis:  How self-esteem and stress act as a mechanism between negative parental bonds and alcohol-related problems in emerging adulthood.  Addictive Behaviors, 37(4), 477-484.

*Johnson, M.K., Rowatt, W.C., *LaBouff, J., Patock-Peckham, J.A. & *Carlisle, R.D. (2012). Facets of right-wing authoritarianism mediate the relationship between religious fundamentalism and attitudes toward homosexuals, Arabs, & African Americans. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51(1), 128-142.

Leeman, R.F., Patock-Peckham, J.A., & Potenza, M.N. (2012).  Impaired Control over alcohol use:  An Under-Addressed Risk Factor for Problem Drinking in Young Adults? Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 20(2), 92-106. Doi: 10.1037/a0026463.

King, K.M., Karyadi, K.A., Luk, J.W., & Patock-Peckham, J.A. (May 9, 2011).  Dispositions to rash action moderate the associations between concurrent drinking, depressive symptoms and alcohol problems during emerging adulthood.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi: 10.1037/a0023777

Patock-Peckham, J.A., King, K.M., Morgan-Lopez, A.A., Ulloa, E.C. & Filson Moses, J.M. (2011).  The gender specific mediational links between parenting styles, parental monitoring, impulsiveness, drinking control, and alcohol-related problems.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72, 247-258.   (JSAD issued a press release on this article)

*Johnson, M.K. Rowatt, W.C., Barnard-Brak, J.P., Patock-Peckham, J.A., *LaBouff, J.P.& *Carlislie, R.D. (2011).  A mediational analysis of the role of right wing authoritarianism and religious fundamentalism in the religion-prejudice link.  Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 851-856.

Patock-Peckham, J.A. & Morgan-Lopez, A. A. (2010). Direct and mediational links between parental bonds and neglect, antisocial personality, reasons for drinking, alcohol use and problems.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 95-104.

Patock-Peckham, J.A. & *Backer, L.M. (2010).  Ch17:  Links between personality, alcohol use, and suicide in emerging adulthood.  In L. Sher (Ed.) Suicidal Behavior in Alcohol and Drug Abuse.  Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp 299-311.

Terrell, H., Patock-Peckham, J.A., & Nagoshi, C.T. (2009).  Effects of gender, status, and mating cues on expected aggressive responses.  Aggressive Behavior. 35(3), 259-273.

Patock-Peckham, J.A., Morgan-Lopez, A.A., & *Kleeshulte, M. L.  (2009). CH 9:  Parental influences on internalizing and externalizing pathways to alcohol use and alcohol related problems.  In L. Sher (Ed.). Research on the Comorbidity of Depression and Alcohol Use Disorder.  Nova Science Publishers, New York.  pp. 117-130.

Patock-Peckham, J.A., & Morgan-Lopez, A. A. (2009). Mediational links between Parenting styles, perceptions of parental confidence, self-esteem, and depression on alcohol related problems in emerging adulthood.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 215-226.

Patock-Peckham, J. A., & Morgan-Lopez, A. A. (2009).  Neuroticism and pathological  reasons for drinking:  Gender specific linkages between parenting styles, alcohol use, and alcohol problems among university students.  Addictive Behaviors, 34(3), 312-315.

Patock-Peckham, J. A. & Morgan-Lopez, A. A. (2007). College drinking behaviors: Mediational links between parenting styles, parental bonds, depression, and alcohol Problems.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21(3), 297-306.

Patock-Peckham, J. A. & Morgan-Lopez, A. A. (2006). College drinking behaviors:  Mediational links between parenting styles, impulse control and alcohol- related outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (Special Section), 20(2), 117-125.

Barrett, D. W., Patock-Peckham, J. A., Hutchinson, G. T., & Nagoshi, C. T. (2005).  Religious orientation and social cognitive motivation.   Personality and Individual Differences, 38(2), 461-474.

Woien, S. L., Ernst, H., Patock-Peckham, J. A., & Nagoshi, C. T. (2003).  Validation of the TOSCA to measure shame and guilt.  Personality and Individual Differences, 35(2), 313-326.

Schreiber, J.B., Verdi, M. P., Patock-Peckham, J. A., Johnson, J. T., & Kealy, W. A. (2002). Differing map construction and text organization and their effects on retention.The Journal of Experimental Education, 70(2), 114-130.

Patock-Peckham, J. A., Cheong, J., Balhorn, M. E., & Nagoshi, C. T. (2001). A social learning perspective: A model of parenting styles, self-regulation, perceived drinking control and alcohol use/problems.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 25(9), 1284-1292.

Cheong, J., Patock-Peckham, J. A., & Nagoshi, C. T. (2001). Effects of alcoholic beverage, instigation, and inhibition on expectancies of aggressive behavior.  Violence & Victims, 16(2), 173-184.

Patock-Peckham, J. A., Hutchinson, G. T., Cheong, J.,  & Nagoshi, C. T. (1998). Effect of religion and religiosity on alcohol use with a college sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 49, 81-88.

Hutchinson, G. T., Patock-Peckham, J. A., Cheong, J., & Nagoshi, C. T. (1998). Personality predictors of religious orientation among Protestant, Catholic, and non-religious college students.  Personality and Individual Differences, 24(2), 145-151.

Hutchinson, G. T., Patock-Peckham, J. A., Cheong, J., & Nagoshi, C. T. (1998). Irrational beliefs and behavioral mis-regulation in the role of alcohol abuse among college students.  Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 16(1), 61-74.

Manuscripts currently being revised:  (Student authors in Bold)

Patock-Peckham, J.A., Corbin, W.R., S.E. Wyrwa, Bradfield, A.R., Luk, J.W., & Boyd, S.J.

(August, 2016). Perfectionism and self-medicating as mediators of links between parenting styles and drinking outcomes.

Patock-Peckham, J.A., Evan, P.T., Warner, O.M., Bradfield, A.R., Hunter, H., & Leeman, R.F.  (June, 2016).  Starting the party early:  Exploring the dimensions of pre-gaming on impaired control, heavy episodic drinking, and alcohol related problems.

Walters, K.J., Patock-Peckham, J.A., Mehok, L.E., Leeman, R.F., Fison Mose, J. (July,2016).

The Direct and indirect influences of parenting:  The facets of time perspective and impaired control along the alcohol-related problems pathway.

Course Information

PSY 499

Research Opportunity Description

We are a behavioral pharmacology lab dedicated to finding root causes of alcoholism. - good for Social; Clinical; Counseling; Quantitative, and Developmental Psychology

The mission of SAIL (Social Addictions Impulse Lab) is to understand the etiology (root causes) of alcohol use disorders in emerging adulthood. We have three basic themes to our research. The first is understanding the indirect influences of parenting on alcohol related outcomes through both internalizing (anxiety, stress, neuroticism, depression, self-concealment) and externalizing disorders (impulsivity, sensation seeking, antisocial personality disorder). We are also interested in self-regulation specific to the drinking context or impaired control over drinking. We are interested in both trait and state constructs of self-control. Lastly, we are interested in developing new measures of resiliency to life stressors in order to better understand the use of alcohol to cope with unpleasant affect.

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