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Binge Drinking Trajectories of Students During Their Transitions to Adulthood

Impulsivity and sensation seeking traits are two important qualities to examine in order to understand who is at risk for binge drinking across college and into the transition to adulthood. Researchers conducted a longitudinal study, collecting data from more than 2,000 students from the end of high school through the students’ first two years out of college. The study reported these students’ binge drinking trajectories and found that “late bloomers” (students who began binge drinking in the later years of college) were a risk-group group for drinking associated with abnormal patterns of personality maturation during the transition to adulthood. The study, “Trajectories of Binge Drinking and Personality Change Across E