Trainee Spotlight – July 2017

Introducing our Trainee Spotlight for July 2017, Angelo DiBello!

Trainee: Angelo M. DiBello, Ph.D.

Previous Mentor: Kristen P. Lindgren, Ph.D.

Current Postdoctoral Mentor: Kate B. Carey, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Brown University

Angelo DiBello has just started his third year as an NIAAA T32 supported Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. He has developed distinct but related lines of research in two areas of applied social psychology: addictive behaviors and julyromantic relationships. In the domain of addictive behaviors and health, his work draws upon the use of social psychological theories including cognitive dissonance, social norms, and self-affirmation theory in the development of prevention and intervention programs. Furthermore, he is also interested in identifying and examining factors that influence alcohol use, cigarette smoking, and other health behaviors. An additional focus of his work is the intersection of romantic relationships and alcohol use. In addition to research, he is actively engaged in both teaching and student mentoring. His long term goal is to obtain a tenure-track faculty position in a psychology department.

 Representative publications:

DiBello, A. M., Neighbors, C., & Ammar, J. (2015). Self-affirmation theory and cigarette smoking warning images. Addictive Behaviors, 41, 87-96. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.09.026

DiBello, A. M., Gonzales, R., Young, C. M., Rodriguez, L. M., & Neighbors, C. (2016). Blood is thicker than booze: Examining the role of familism and gender in alcohol use and related consequences among Hispanic college students. Journal Of Ethnicity In Substance Abuse15(3), 310-324. doi:10.1080/15332640.2015.1044684

DiBello, A. M., Neighbors, C., Rodriguez, L. M., & Lindgren, K. (2014). Coping with jealousy: The association between maladaptive aspects of jealousy and drinking problems are mediated by drinking to cope. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 94-100. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.08.032

DiBello, A. M., Rodriguez, L. M., Hadden, B. W., & Neighbors, C. (2015). The green eyed monster in the bottle: Relationship contingent self-esteem, romantic jealousy, and alcohol-related problems. Addictive Behaviors, 49, 52-58. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.05.008

DiBello, A. M., Preddy, T. M., Øverup, C. S., & Neighbors, C. (2016). Understanding the Context of Romantic Partner Relational Victimization: Links Between Relationship Satisfaction, Depressive Symptoms, and Alcohol-Related Problems. Psychology Of Violence, doi:10.1037/vio0000064

Congratulations, Angelo!

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