His primary areas of investigation include Social psychology, Developmental psychology, Coping, Substance abuse and Social support. His research in the fields of Social influence and Personality Assessment Inventory overlaps with other disciplines such as Social perception and Racism. His Developmental psychology research incorporates themes from Intervention and Resistance.
His Coping study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Social relation, Personality and Self-control. Thomas Ashby Wills combines subjects such as Novelty seeking, Life events, Sensation seeking and Competence with his study of Substance abuse. Thomas Ashby Wills works mostly in the field of Social support, limiting it down to topics relating to Interpersonal relationship and, in certain cases, Interpersonal interaction, Big Five personality traits, Interpersonal communication and Affect.
Thomas Ashby Wills focuses on Developmental psychology, Social psychology, Coping, Substance abuse and Self-control. His studies deal with areas such as Social relation, Adolescent substance, Substance use and Personality as well as Developmental psychology. His is involved in several facets of Social psychology study, as is seen by his studies on Social support, Social comparison theory, Interpersonal relationship, Novelty seeking and Big Five personality traits.
The study incorporates disciplines such as Personality Assessment Inventory, Health psychology and Peer support in addition to Social support. His Coping research includes themes of Anger, Moderation and Competence. Thomas Ashby Wills has researched Substance abuse in several fields, including Clinical psychology, Self-esteem and Cognition.
His main research concerns Developmental psychology, Self-control, Substance abuse, Peer group and Mediation. As part of his studies on Developmental psychology, Thomas Ashby Wills often connects relevant subjects like Social relation. His Self-control research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Cognitive psychology and Substance use prevention.
His Substance abuse research integrates issues from Self-esteem and Socialization. Thomas Ashby Wills interconnects Boredom, Affect regulation and Substance use in the investigation of issues within Mediation. Many of his Injury prevention research pursuits overlap with Social influence, Peer pressure, Interpersonal relationship and Social psychology.
Thomas Ashby Wills mainly focuses on Developmental psychology, Self-control, Substance abuse, Peer group and Binge drinking. His Developmental psychology studies intersect with other subjects such as Pride, Physical activity, Confirmatory factor analysis and Time-varying covariate. There are a combination of areas like Adolescent substance, Forgiveness, Substance use, Indirect effect and Coping integrated together with his Confirmatory factor analysis study.
Adolescent substance and Religiosity are frequently intertwined in his study. His Time-varying covariate research covers fields of interest such as Family life, Social environment, Clinical psychology, Mental health and Risk factor. Research on Human factors and ergonomics and Injury prevention is a part of his Binge drinking study.
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Stress, social support, and the buffering hypothesis.
Sheldon Cohen;Thomas Ashby Wills.
Psychological Bulletin (1985)
Downward Comparison Principles in Social Psychology
Thomas Ashby Wills.
Psychological Bulletin (1981)
Coping and Substance Use
Saul Shiffman;Thomas Ashby Wills.
Measuring perceived and received social support.
Thomas A. Wills;Ori Shinar.
Novelty seeking, risk taking, and related constructs as predictors of adolescent substance use: an application of Cloninger's theory.
Thomas Ashby Wills;Donato Vaccaro;Grace McNamara.
Journal of Substance Abuse (1994)
Perceived Discrimination and Substance Use in African American Parents and Their Children: A Panel Study.
Frederick X. Gibbons;Meg Gerrard;Michael J. Cleveland;Thomas A. Wills.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2004)
Stress and coping in early adolescence: relationships to substance use in urban school samples.
Thomas A. Wills.
Health Psychology (1986)
How are social support effects mediated? A test with parental support and adolescent substance use.
Thomas Ashby Wills;Sean D. Cleary.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1996)
The role of life events, family support, and competence in adolescent substance use: A test of vulnerability and protective factors
Thomas Ashby Wills;Donato Vaccaro;Grace McNamara.
American Journal of Community Psychology (1992)
Buffering effect of religiosity for adolescent substance use.
Thomas Ashby Wills;Alison M. Yaeger;James M. Sandy.
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (2003)
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