Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.


Initial Examination of the Association Between Acceptance and Substance Use in Young Adults

Poster Session VII - Board: VII- 094
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Columbia Hall

Michael C. Amico
Housatonic Community College

Shannon Jackson
University of New Haven

Twelve students responded to the Brief COPE Inventory and the Distress Tolerance Scale. A significant negative correlation (r = -.63) was found between the Substance Use Subscale of the Brief Cope Inventory and the Tolerance Subscale of the Distress Tolerance Scales. Results indicate that as tolerance of stressors in life declines it is accompanied by a propensity for utilizing substances.

Subject Area: Developmental
Keywords: Adolescent

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