The University of Nevada, Reno Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is federally funded at $231,000.00 annually
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Alan Fruzzetti
Research Topic: How Individuals Cope With Dissatisfying Relationships
Abstract: It is usually in college where most individuals find that special someone that they want to get into a relationship with, and maybe spend the rest of their life with. With that there will come disagreements from time to time, and everyone copes with their emotions differently. It is in college where you are also faced with constant pressure to consume alcohol and abuse legal and illegal drugs. This experiment will help our understanding of how those in relationships cope, and if they are relying on alcohol and other drugs to help cope with their problems. The experiment will consist of interviewing couples at the University of Nevada Reno, that are early in their relationship, and asking if there is any dissatisfaction or recent arguments that they have gotten into. They will be interviewed again approximately a week later, asked how they have managed to cope, and if they relied on alcohol or other drugs to help cope.
New Scholar: 2012 cohort
Graduating With Baccalaureate Degree: 2013