||FACULTY PROFILE — John Schulenberg
Professor of Psychology; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research and Center for Human Growth and Development
Ph.D. Penn State University
Psychology Office: 2042 East Hall and 2318 ISR
Psychology Phone: 734-763-5043
Alternate Office: 2042 East Hall
Alternate Phone: 734-647-6788
Research and Teaching Interests
My research program focuses on psychosocial development during adolescence and young adulthood, with specific emphasis on the link between developmental transitions and health and well-being, on alcohol and other drug use, and on the conceptualization and analysis of developmental change. Topics of interest include the increase in health risks during adolescence, the description and explanation of trajectories of substance use during adolescence and young adulthood, discontinuities in functioning and adjustment during the transition to adulthood, the comorbidity of substance use and psychopathology during adolescence and adulthood, and the combination of different studies to maximize understanding of developmental change. I teach a graduate seminar on adolescent development and the transition to adulthood.
- Dever, B.V., Schulenberg, J.E., Dworkin, J.B., O’Malley, P.M., Kloska, D.D., & Bachman, J.G. (in press). Predicting risk-taking with and without substance use: The effects of parental monitoring, school bonding, and sports participation. Prevention Science.
- Jager, J., Schulenberg, J.E., O‘Malley, P.M., & Bachman, J.G. (in press). Historical variation in rates of change in substance use across the transition to adulthood: The trend towards lower intercepts and steeper slopes. Development & Psychopathology.
- Maslowsky, J., Keating, D., Monk, C., & Schulenberg, J.E.. (2011). Planned versus unplanned risks: Neurocognitive predictors of subtypes of adolescents’ risk behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 152-160.
- Merline, A., Jager, J., & Schulenberg, J.E. (2008). Adolescent risk factors for adult alcohol use and abuse: Stability and change of predictive value across early and middle adulthood. Addiction, 103, 84-99.
- Messersmith, E.E., & Schulenberg, J.E. (2008). Can we expect the unexpected? Predicting educational attainment when it differs from previous expectations. Journal of Social Issues, 64, 195-212.
- Patrick, M.E., & Schulenberg, J.E. (2011). How trajectories of reasons for alcohol use relate to trajectories of binge drinking: National panel data spanning late adolescence to early adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 47(2), 311-317.
- Schulenberg, J.E. & Patrick, M.E. (2012). Historical and developmental patterns of alcohol and drug use among college students: Framing the problem. In H.R. White & D. Rabiner (Eds.): College Drinking and Drug Use (pp. 13-35). New York: Guildford.
- Schulenberg JE & Zarrett NR (2006). Mental health during emerging adulthood: Continuity and discontinuity in courses, causes, and functions. In JJ Arnett & JL Tanner (Eds.), Emerging adults in America: Coming of age in the 21st century (pp. 135–72). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
- Staff, J., Schulenberg, J.E., Maslowsky, J., Bachman, J.G., O‘Malley, P.M., Maggs, J.L., & Johnston, L.D. (2010). Substance use changes and social role transitions: Proximal developmental effects on ongoing trajectories from late adolescence through early adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 22 (Special issue: Developmental cascades: Part 2), 917-932.
Honors and Awards
- President-Elect, Society for Research on Adolescence
- Program Co-Chair, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Special Emphasis 2012 Conference on Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood (2009
- Chair, Psychosocial Development, Risk and Prevention (PDRP) Study Section, CSR, NIH (2007-2009)
- Fellow, American Psychological Association (Divisions 7, Developmental, and 50, Addictions)
Monitoring the Future Website
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