USD professor will study moods, drug use rece Dr. Jeff Simons, assistant professor of psychology at The University of South Dakota, recently received a two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project, "Mood and Substance Use among College Students."
The grant, which comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is in the amount of $137,137.
According to Simons, the project looks at relations between mood functioning, personal goals and problems associated with use of alcohol and marijuana.
The study will be conducted using questionnaires completed by students from USD.
Two psychology graduate students, Mike Christopher and Matt Oliver, are assisting Simons this summer. When the results are compiled, Simons hopes his study will be published in academic journals.
It aims to differentiate variables in mood regulation.
that are associated with problematic from non-problematic use patterns.