Undergraduate Honors Thesis
My undergraduate honors thesis examined factors related to alcohol consumption
using data from the Terman Life Cycle Study started in 1921 by Lewis M. Terman.
My research focused specifically on how personality dimensions from the five factor model
and occupation related to alcohol use.
from a brief presentation I gave on my thesis at the 2010 UCR
Undergraduate Research Symposium.
You may also download my full
This graph shows some of the variables from my thesis. The two
broad occupation groups (Arts & Entertainment and Professional) and alcohol
consumption were both measured in the 1950s. The personality traits
(Agreeableness and Conscientiousness) were measured in the 1940s. The
diamonds represent the mean alcohol use for a particular group, and the bars
represent the 95% confidence intervals around the means.