Date of Award

Winter 12-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Joel Erblich

Second Advisor

Jonathan Avery

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Sandeep Prasada


This study’s goal was to test a novel model of obsessive-compulsive thoughts about drinking. Young adults completed tasks measuring potential drinking characteristics. Findings indicated demand was related to higher OCTD, a significant effect of CIC on OCTD via demand, and that the relationship was particularly strong for impulsive individuals.



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