Open Access Thesis
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A large body of literature indicates that there is a relationship between psychopathy and heavy drinking. Very few studies, however, have examined potential mediators of this relationship. As a result, it is difficult to develop intervention strategies that target early steps in the psychopathy/alcohol use pathway. The present study tested a structural equation model linking secondary psychopathy to alcohol use through the influence of both behavioral activation and positive alcohol expectancies. The study was also one of the first to utilize both self-report and laboratory measures of behavioral activation.
Laliberte, Benjamin Varner, "A Structural Equation Model Of Factor Two Psychopathy, Behavioral Activation, Positive Alcohol Expectancies, And Alcohol Use" (2015). Wayne State University Theses. 383.