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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.

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Welcome to SAIL (Social Addictions Impulse Lab) 

Research at SAIL focuses on both internalizing and externalizing pathways to alcohol use and related problems.   We currently have a NIH/NIAAA grant 1K01AA024160-01A1 in order to study impaired control over drinking which is drinking beyond self-proscribed limit for alcohol consumption.  Laboratory based studies are conducted in a simulated nautically themed bar setting on the Arizona State University Campus.   We are exploring both cold executive function (i.e. memory capacity and problem solving skills) as well as emotional pathways leading to drinking to excess despite intentions or incentives to limit consumption.  We are exploring both trait (personality) and state (in the moment) aspects of impulsivity and other behavioral control variables and how this predicts drinking behavior in a naturalistic bar setting. 

In our survey work, we also have a long history of exploring the indirect influences of parenting styles on drinking related outcome variables operating through both internalizing (i.e. depression, anxiety, neuroticism, PTSD, Shame, and Guilt) symptoms and externalizing symptoms (i.e. impulsiveness, sensation seeking, anger, and hostility).  We also have a strong interest in the study of self-regulation of thoughts and behaviors and how these processes contribute to resiliency across the lifespan.  We explore how resiliency and trauma can moderate a variety of unpleasant life events.  Specifically, we have an interest in how positive self-control mechanisms increase resiliency to life’s ups and downs and prevent alcohol use disorders (AUDs).  In additions we have an interest in studying how secrets can negatively impact proper regulation of emotion’s and behaviors.   Lastly, we have a general and lasting interest in how social influence techniques can be used to increase health and well-being.  We are lucky enough to have additional funding from the Burton Family Foundation to sponsor a large number of undergraduate conference presentations annually to Research Society on Alcoholism each year.  This foundation is also allowing us to explore new techniques to explore our data using micro-facial expression coding software.  

Lab Director

Dr. Julie A. Patock-Peckham, Ph.D, Assistant Research Professor (CV)

Dr. Julie A. Patock-Peckham is a Barrett Honors Faculty for the Department of Psychology.Julie A. Patock-PeckhamShe 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:


To link to this article:  http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2015.1013134


*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:



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:



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),



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),



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.


Manuscript(s) in preparation for publication


Patock-Peckham, J.A., Corbin, W.R., Edwards, M., & Smith, B.  (analysis stage).   Validation of the Resiliency in Life Questionnaire.


Patock-Peckham, J.A., Mehok, L.E., Belton, D., Walters, K.J., Warner, O.M., & King, K.M.

(full working draft available).  Is affect free impulsiveness distinct from negative urgency in predicting reasons for drinking along the alcohol-related problems pathway?


Patock-Peckham, J.A., King, K.M., *Luk, J., Leeman, R.F., & Morgan-Lopez,A.A. (full working


draft available).  Multidimensional impulsiveness (UPPS) and the gender specific

mediational links between parenting styles, impaired control over drinking, and alcohol- related problems.


Patock-Peckham, J.A., Johnson Shen, M., Backer-Fulghum, L.M., King, K.M., *Luk, J.,  &

**Wyrwa, S.  (in progress). The gender specific direct and indirect links between emotional and practical social support in the stress and pathological reasons for drinking pathway to alcohol use and problems in emerging adulthood.


Patock-Peckham, J. A., Aiken, L.A., Cialdini, R. B., Newton, C., Gerend, M.,  & Sagarin, B. J. (in progress).  An alcohol expectancy intervention for drinking and driving:

Puncturing the illusion of invulnerability.  (brief report –full draft available),


Patock-Peckham, J.A., Morgan-Lopez, A. A., Coale, L., & Ulloa, E.  (in progress).  A Confirmatory factor analysis and validation of the Adult Perceived Parental Neglect Scale (APPNS).  (manuscript under development).


Patock-Peckham, J.A., Morgan-Lopez, A.A. & Ulloa, E. (2016).  Maternal overprotection and hypercompetiveness among males:  Implications for verbal and physical aggression. (manuscript under development)


*Indicates a graduate student working under my direct supervision with a data set from my lab or being given quantitative guidance by me.

** Indicates an undergraduate co-author on a paper under my supervision.