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Wechsler, Henry 1932-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 6,651 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, ed
Classifications: HV5135, 362.292088375
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Most widely held works by Henry Wechsler
Dying to drink : confronting binge drinking on college campuses by Henry Wechsler( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College binge drinking is more of an issue than ever ... At least two out of every five U.S. college students regularly binge drink, resulting each year in approximately fourteen hundred student deaths, a distressing number of assaults and rapes, a shameful amount of vandalism, and countless cases of academic suicide. In [this book, the authors] take stock of the problem. [The author] warns that drinking on campus is taking a bigger toll than most of us realize. And it's not just the students themselves who pay: One estimate puts the cost of underage drinking at around $53 billion a year, including $18 billion associated with traffic crashes that threaten the general public--about 57 percent of frequent binge drinkers and 40 percent of occasional binge drinkers admit getting behind the wheel after drinking. Is this a price we're willing to pay for a teenager's drunken "fun"? Perhaps more chilling even than the cold facts and figures are the personal confessions gathered [by the authors]. A frat brother who regularly drinks until he blacks out recounts how, if not why, he does it; a non-binge drinker tells about the secondhand effects of alcohol that he's suffered at the hands of inebriated roommates; and on- and off-campus partygoers describe the sometimes dangerous conditions encountered in college environments where heavy drinking is encouraged, especially at fraternity houses, sporting events, and university bars. [In this book, the authors] list specific ways that we all can take action against the binge drinking menace that hobbles higher education in this country.-Dust jacket
The threat of impending disaster : contributions to the psychology of stress by George H Grosser( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work research in the human services by Henry Wechsler( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minimum-drinking-age laws : an evaluation( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Horizons of health( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and German and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Support systems and mutual help : multidisciplinary explorations( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social psychology and mental health by Henry Wechsler( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of medical specialties by Henry Wechsler( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secondary effects of binge drinking on college campuses by Henry Wechsler( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The College Alcohol Study (1993) surveyed nearly 18,000 undergraduate students at 140 colleges concerning their experience of either "binge drinking" or "secondary binge effects" (harm experienced as a result of binge drinking by others). The survey found that 44 percent of respondents were binge drinkers (50 percent of men and 39 percent of women). Across the colleges, binge drinkers ranged from 1 to 70 percent of students on campus. On high drinking-level campuses, 87 percent of the non-binge drinkers living on campus experienced negative consequences of excessive drinking by other students (such as having studying or sleep interrupted, having property damaged, or experiencing unwanted sexual advances). On low drinking-level campuses, 62 percent reported experiencing such secondary effects of binge drinking. Non-binge drinking women living on campuses with high levels of binge drinking had almost twice the risk of experiencing unwanted sexual advances as their counterparts at lower drinking-level schools. Among 10 recommendations for college administrators are: (1) using student media to highlight the problem; (2) building alliances with the community; (3) restricting conditions under which alcohol is allowed on campus; (4) encouraging athletic directors to help promote mature behavior; and (5) appointing a health and safety advocacy committee. (Mah)
Preventing alcohol-related problems on campus : methods for assessing student use of alcohol and other drugs : a guide for program coordinators by William DeJong( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical school admissions, a strategy for success by Henry Wechsler( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical strategy that applicants can use in applying to medical schools is suggested, and profiles of 126 U.S. and Puerto Rico medical schools are provided. The profiles include information about the application process, educational requirements, class size, number of applicants, costs, and degree programs. In addition to considering geographical and other factors that affect the applicants' chances of admission, a profile of the successful applicant is presented, including required premedical courses, grades, the Medical College Admission Test, the interview, and other factors in the admissions committee's decision. Attention is also directed to: the mechanics of submitting the application; scholarships, loans, and other ways of paying for medical school; sources of further information about financial aid for medical students; the special needs of women, blacks, and members of other groups that are underrepresented in the medical profession; an overview of what happens during and after medical school, including the medical school curriculum, postgraduate training programs, and medical specialties; and alternatives to medical school for students still in doubt about which career to pursue. Finally, books and articles that provide more information on each major topic are suggested. (Sw)
The Social context of medical research( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in nursing research( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of dental specialties by Louis J. P Calisti( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enforcing the minimum drinking age law : a survey of college administrators and security chiefs : current research summary by Henry Wechsler( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing alcohol-related problems on campus : methods for assessing student use of alcohol and other drugs : a guide for program coordinators by William DeJong( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, institutions of higher education are required to review the effectiveness of their alcohol and drug prevention programs biannually. This guide offers a method for gathering and interpreting student survey data on alcohol-related problems based on the methodology of the College Alcohol Survey developed by the Harvard University School of Public Health; it can also be used as a complement to the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey developed by the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies at Southern Illinois University. The guide discusses how to conduct a survey, including obtaining approval from respondees, selecting the study sample, administering the survey, and analyzing and interpreting the data. Cost estimates and alternative methods for administering the survey are also discussed. The guide also introduces a new computer software package, "Looking at Binge Drinking at Four-Year Colleges," which allows administrators to compare their school's binge drinking rate with those reported by schools in a national college alcohol study conducted in 1993. Six appendixes include copies of the two survey instruments, the Faculty and Staff Environmental Alcohol and Drug Survey, and guidelines for developing frequency distributions, central tendencies, and chi-square tests. (Mdm)
Secondary effects of binge drinking on college campuses by Henry Wechsler( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Price, tobacco control policies and smoking among young adults by Frank J Chaloupka( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of cigarette prices and tobacco control policies (including restrictions on smoking in public places and limits on the availability of tobacco products to youths) on cigarette smoking among youths and young adults are estimated using data from a nationally representative survey of students in U.S. colleges and universities. Smoking participation rates, the quantity of cigarettes smoked by smokers, and level of smoking equations are estimated using appropriate econometric methods. The estimates indicate that college students are quite sensitive to the price of cigarettes, with an average estimated price elasticity of smoking participation of -0.66 and an overall average estimated price elasticity of cigarette smoking of -1.43. In addition, relatively stringent restrictions on smoking in public places are found to reduce smoking participation rates among college students, while the quantity of cigarettes consumed by smokers is lowered by any restrictions on public smoking. Finally, limits on the availability of tobacco products to underage youths have no impact on college students, almost all of whom can legally purchase these products
The impact of price, availability, and alcohol control policies on binge drinking in college by Frank J Chaloupka( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of beer prices, alcohol availability, and policies related to driving under the influence of alcohol on drinking and binge drinking among youths and young adults are estimated using data from a nationally representative survey of students in U.S. colleges and universities. Drinking participation, participation in binge drinking and level of drinking equations are estimated using appropriate econometric methods. The estimates indicate that the drinking practices of college students are sensitive to the price of beer, with an average estimated price elasticity of drinking participation of -0.066 and an average estimated price elasticity of binge drinking of -0.145. However, when dividing the sample by gender, one finds that the effects of prices on drinking are limited to young women. In addition, a significant negative relationship is found for the strength of policies related to drinking and driving among youths and young adults and drinking by college students. However, the results indicate that many elements of campus life, (including participation in a fraternity or sorority, living on campus, and the ready availability of alcoholic beverages) are among the most important determinants of drinking and binge drinking among college students
Are there differential effects of price and policy on college students' drinking intensity? by Jenny Williams( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper investigates whether college students' response to alcohol price and policies differ according to their drinking intensity. Individual level data on drinking behavior, price paid per drink, and college alcohol policies come from the student and administrator components of the 1997 and 1999 waves of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) College Alcohol Study (CAS). Students drinking behavior is classified on the basis of the number of drinks they typically consume on a drinking occasion, and the number of times they have been drunk during the 30 days prior to survey. A generalized ordered logit model is used to determine whether key variables impact differentially the odds of drinking and the odds of heavy drinking. We find that students who faced a higher money price for alcohol are less likely to make the transition from abstainer to moderate drinker and moderate drinker to heavy drinker, and this effect is equal across thresholds. Campus bans on the use of alcohol are a greater deterrent to moving from abstainer to moderate drinker than moderate drinker to heavy drinker"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site. "ö
 
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Dying to drink : confronting binge drinking on college campuses
Alternative Names
Wechsler, H. 1932-

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