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Patrick S. Malone

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Department of Psychology


Dr. Malone earned his degree in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent the first part of his career at Duke University, where he developed interests in statistical methods, data analysis, and methodology for prevention research. Dr. Malone's current focus is on methods for data analysis in applied developmental research, particularly involving the prediction and prevention of adolescent substance use and abuse and how that varies by gender and ethnicity. His methodological interests include longitudinal analysis, analysis of indirect (mediated) effects, and latent variable models.

Representative Publications:

Boiteau, T. W., Malone, P. S., & Almor, A. (in press). Friend or confederate: Interference between conversation and a concurrent visuomotor task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, .

Lamis, D. A., & Malone, P. S. (in press). Alcohol use and suicide proneness in college students: A proposed model. Mental Health and Substance Use, .

Lamont, A. E., Woodlief, D. T., & Malone, P. S. (in press). Predicting high-risk versus higher-risk substance use during late adolescence from early adolescent risk factors using Latent Class Analysis. Addiction Research & Theory, .

Malone, P. S., & Woodlief, D. T. (forthcoming). Latent variable modeling as a tool in research on drug prevention. In L. M. Scheier (Eds.), Handbook of Drug Prevention. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Northrup, T. F., Malone, P. S., Follingstad, D. & Stotts, A. L. (2013). Using Item Response Theory to improve alcohol dependence screening for African American and White male and female college students. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 12, 99-109.

Tonnsen, B. L., Malone, P. S., Hatton, D., & Roberts, J. E. (2013). Early negative affect predicts anxiety, not autism, in preschool boys with Fragile X Syndrome. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 267-280.

Huang, L., Malone, P. S., Lansford, J. E., Deater-Deckard, K., Di Giunta, L., et al. (2012). Measurement invariance of discipline in different cultural contexts. Family Science, 2, 212-219. Link

Lamis, D. A., & Malone, P. S. (2012). Alcohol use and suicidal behaviors among adults: A synthesis and theoretical model. Suicidology Online, 3, 4-23. Link

Lamis, D. A., Malone, P. S., Lansford, J. E., & Lochman, J. E. (2012). Maternal depressive symptoms as a predictor of alcohol use onset and heavy episodic drinking in youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 887-896.

Malone, P. S., & Lubansky, J. B. (2012). Doing your homework: Preparing data for structural equation modeling. In R. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling. pp.263-276. New York: Guilford. Link

Malone, P. S., Northrup, T. F., Masyn, K. E., Lamis, D. A., & Lamont, A. E. (2012). Initiation and persistence of alcohol use in United States Black, Hispanic, and White male and female youth. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 299-305. Link

Flory, K., Malone, P. S., & Lamis, D. A. (2011). Childhood ADHD and risk for cigarette smoking during adolescence: School adjustment as a potential mediator. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 320-329. Link

Lamis, D. A., & Malone, P. S. (2011). Alcohol-related problems and risk of suicide among college students: The mediating roles of belongingness and burdensomeness. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 41, 543-553. Link

Malone, P. S., Lamis, D. A., Masyn, K. E., & Northrup, T. F. (2010). A dual-process discrete-time survival model: Application to the gateway drug hypothesis. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 45, 790-805. Link

Malone, P. S., Van Eck, K., Flory, K., & Lamis, D. A. (2010). A mixture-model approach to linking ADHD to adolescent onset of illicit drug use. Developmental Psychology, 46, 1543-1555. Link

Dodge, K. A., Malone, P. S., Lansford, J. E., Miller, S., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (2009). A dynamic cascade model of the development of substance-use onset. Society for Research in Child Development Monographs, 74, vii-120. Link

Sloan, F. A., Malone, P. S., Kertesz, S. G., Wang, Y., & Costanzo, P. R. (2009). Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol consumption in early adulthood and occupational attainment at midlife. American Journal of Public Health, 99, 2261-2267. Link

Costanzo, P. R., Malone, P. S., Belsky, D., Kertesz, S., Pletcher, M., & Sloan, F. A. (2007). Longitudinal differences in alcohol use in early adulthood. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68, 727-737. Link

Muschkin, C. G., Malone, P. S., & The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (2007). Multiple teacher ratings: An evaluation of measurement strategies. Educational Research and Evaluation, 13, 71-86. Link