Teen Drinking Culture in U.S. to be Studied

George Mason University and The Century Council have announced the launch of a multi-year research effort, "Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America," designed to provide a better understanding of the psychological and social factors that affect youths as they make decisions about whether or not to consume alcoholic beverages.

The research, to be conducted by Drs. David Anderson and Hugh Gusterson of George Mason University, is funded by The Century Council. The study will focus on such components of teen drinking cultures as the context of youths' early experiences regarding alcohol; patterns of youth alcohol consumption; and the nature of acceptance or non-acceptance of drinking among young people by peers, parents, community leaders, and other groups.


  • George Mason University and The Century Council announce groundbreaking research project: Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America. PRNewswire, March 26, 2008.