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Richard Jessor

TitleProfessor-Research
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentBehavioral Sci Inst-Admin
Phone303/492-2132

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    1. Jessor R. Reflections on Six Decades of Research on Adolescent Behavior and Development. J Youth Adolesc. 2018 Mar; 47(3):473-476. PMID: 29356924.
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    2. Jessor R, Turbin MS. Parsing protection and risk for problem behavior versus pro-social behavior among US and Chinese adolescents. J Youth Adolesc. 2014 Jul; 43(7):1037-51. PMID: 24797283.
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    3. Egondi T, Kabiru C, Beguy D, Kanyiva M, Jessor R. Adolescent home-leaving and the transition to adulthood: A psychosocial and behavioural study in the slums of Nairobi. Int J Behav Dev. 2013 Jul; 37(4):298-308. PMID: 24089582.
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    4. Kabiru CW, Beguy D, Ndugwa RP, Zulu EM, Jessor R. "Making it": Understanding adolescent resilience in two informal settlements (slums) in Nairobi, Kenya. Child Youth Serv. 2012 Mar 16; 33(1). PMID: 24382935.
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    5. Ndugwa RP, Kabiru CW, Cleland J, Beguy D, Egondi T, Zulu EM, Jessor R. Adolescent problem behavior in Nairobi's informal settlements: applying problem behavior theory in sub-Saharan Africa. J Urban Health. 2011 Jun; 88 Suppl 2:S298-317. PMID: 20499192; PMCID: PMC3132234.
    6. Jessor R. Description versus explanation in cross-national research on adolescence. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Dec; 43(6):527-8. PMID: 19027639.
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    7. Costa FM, Jessor R, Turbin MS. College student involvement in cigarette smoking: the role of psychosocial and behavioral protection and risk. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Feb; 9(2):213-24. PMID: 17365752.
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    8. Turbin MS, Jessor R, Costa FM, Dong Q, Zhang H, Wang C. Protective and risk factors in health-enhancing behavior among adolescents in China and the United States: does social context matter? Health Psychol. 2006 Jul; 25(4):445-54. PMID: 16846319.
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    9. Jessor R, Costa FM, Krueger PM, Turbin MS. A developmental study of heavy episodic drinking among college students: the role of psychosocial and behavioral protective and risk factors. J Stud Alcohol. 2006 Jan; 67(1):86-94. PMID: 16536132.
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    10. Jessor R. Remarks on the changing nature of inquiry. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Jul; 37(1):9-10. PMID: 15963901.
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    11. Turbin MS, Jessor R, Costa FM. Adolescent cigarette smoking: health-related behavior or normative transgression? Prev Sci. 2000 Sep; 1(3):115-24. PMID: 11525343.
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    12. Costa FM, Jessor R, Turbin MS. Transition into adolescent problem drinking: the role of psychosocial risk and protective factors. J Stud Alcohol. 1999 Jul; 60(4):480-90. PMID: 10463804.
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    13. Donovan JE, Jessor R, Costa FM. Adolescent problem drinking: stability of psychosocial and behavioral correlates across a generation. J Stud Alcohol. 1999 May; 60(3):352-61. PMID: 10371263.
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    14. Jessor R, Turbin MS, Costa FM. Protective factors in adolescent health behavior. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1998 Sep; 75(3):788-800. PMID: 9781412.
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    15. Fortenberry JD, Costa FM, Jessor R, Donovan JE. Contraceptive behavior and adolescent lifestyles: a structural modeling approach. J Res Adolesc. 1997; 7(3):307-29. PMID: 12292602.
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    16. Costa FM, Jessor R, Fortenberry JD, Donovan JE. Psychosocial conventionality, health orientation, and contraceptive use in adolescence. J Adolesc Health. 1996 Jun; 18(6):404-16. PMID: 8803732.
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    17. Donovan JE, Jessor R, Costa FM. Structure of health-enhancing behavior in adolescence: a latent-variable approach. J Health Soc Behav. 1993 Dec; 34(4):346-62. PMID: 8034951.
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    18. Jessor R. Successful adolescent development among youth in high-risk settings. Am Psychol. 1993 Feb; 48(2):117-26. PMID: 8442567.
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    19. Jessor R. Risk behavior in adolescence: a psychosocial framework for understanding and action. J Adolesc Health. 1991 Dec; 12(8):597-605. PMID: 1799569.
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    20. Donovan JE, Jessor R, Costa FM. Adolescent health behavior and conventionality-unconventionality: an extension of problem-behavior theory. Health Psychol. 1991; 10(1):52-61. PMID: 2026131.
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    21. Donovan JE, Jessor R, Costa FM. Syndrome of problem behavior in adolescence: a replication. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1988 Oct; 56(5):762-5. PMID: 3192793.
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    22. Jessor R. Problem-behavior theory, psychosocial development, and adolescent problem drinking. Br J Addict. 1987 Apr; 82(4):331-42. PMID: 3472582.
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    23. Donovan JE, Jessor R. Structure of problem behavior in adolescence and young adulthood. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1985 Dec; 53(6):890-904. PMID: 4086689.
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    24. Perry CL, Jessor R. The concept of health promotion and the prevention of adolescent drug abuse. Health Educ Q. 1985; 12(2):169-84. PMID: 3888927.
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    25. Jessor R. Bridging etiology and prevention in drug abuse research. NIDA Res Monogr. 1985; 56:257-68. PMID: 3929103.
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    26. Donovan JE, Jessor R. Problem drinking and the dimension of involvement with drugs: a Guttman scalogram analysis of adolescent drug use. Am J Public Health. 1983 May; 73(5):543-52. PMID: 6837819; PMCID: PMC1650828.
    27. Perry CL, Jessor R. Doing the cube: preventing drug abuse through adolescent health promotion. NIDA Res Monogr. 1983; 47:51-75. PMID: 6419120.
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    28. Donovan JE, Jessor R, Jessor L. Problem drinking in adolescence and young adulthood. A follow-up study. J Stud Alcohol. 1983 Jan; 44(1):109-37. PMID: 6865420.
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    29. Jessor R. Problem behavior and developmental transition in adolescence. J Sch Health. 1982 May; 52(5):295-300. PMID: 6919706.
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    30. Jessor R, Chase JA, Donovan JE. Psychosocial correlates of marijuana use and problem drinking in a national sample of adolescents. Am J Public Health. 1980 Jun; 70(6):604-13. PMID: 7377436; PMCID: PMC1619445.
    31. Jessor R, Jessor S. A social-psychological framework for studying drug use. NIDA Res Monogr. 1980 Mar; 30:102-9. PMID: 6779164.
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    32. Donovan JE, Jessor R. Adolescent problem drinking. Psychosocial correlates in a national sample study. J Stud Alcohol. 1978 Sep; 39(9):1506-24. PMID: 732315.
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    33. Jessor R. Predicting time of onset of marijuana use: a developmental study of high school youth. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1976 Feb; 44(1):125-34. PMID: 1245619.
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    34. Rohrbaugh J, Jessor R. Religiosity in youth: a personal control against deviant behavior. J Pers. 1975 Mar; 43(1):136-55. PMID: 1142058.
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    35. Jessor R, Jessor SL. Adolescent development and the onset of drinking. A longitudinal study. J Stud Alcohol. 1975 Jan; 36(1):27-51. PMID: 238077.
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    36. Jessor R, Jessor SL, Finney J. A social psychology of marijuana use: longitudinal studies of high school and college youth. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1973 Apr; 26(1):1-15. PMID: 4695484.
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    37. Jessor R, Collins MI, Jessor SL. On becoming a drinker: social-psychological aspects of an adolescent transition. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1972 May 25; 197:199-213. PMID: 4504595.
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    38. Jessor R, Young HB, Young EB, Tesi G. Perceived opportunity, alienation, and drinking behavior among Italian and American youth. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1970 Jul; 15(3):215-22. PMID: 5485412.
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    39. Wood BS, Wilson GG, Jessor R, Bogan JB. Troublemaking behavior in a correctional institution: relationship to inmates' definition of their situation. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1966 Oct; 36(5):795-802. PMID: 5971486.
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    40. HUNT DE, MARTIN WE, JESSOR R, ROTTER JB, KAGAN J. VAUGHN J. CRANDALL 1922-1963. Child Dev. 1964 Sep; 35:593-4. PMID: 14203794.
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    41. JESSOR R, LIVERANT S, OPOCHINSKY S. Imbalance in need structure and maladjustment. J Abnorm Soc Psychol. 1963 Mar; 66:271-5. PMID: 13957722.
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    42. ROBERTS AH, JESSOR R. Authoritarianism, punitiveness, and perceived social status. J Abnorm Psychol. 1958 May; 56(3):311-4. PMID: 13538596.
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    43. JESSOR R, HAMMOND KR. Construct validity and the Taylor anxiety scale. Psychol Bull. 1957 May; 54(3):161-70. PMID: 13441845.
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    44. JESSOR R, READIO J. The influence of the value of an event upon the expectancy of its occurrence. J Gen Psychol. 1957 Apr; 56(2):219-28. PMID: 13428997.
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    45. BERNARDIN AC, JESSOR R. A construct validation of the Edwards personal preference schedule with respect to dependency. J Consult Psychol. 1957 Feb; 21(1):63-7. PMID: 13406163.
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    46. JESSOR R. Social values and psychotherapy. J Consult Psychol. 1956 Aug; 20(4):264-6. PMID: 13357660.
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    47. JESSOR R. Phenomenological personality theories and the data language of psychology. Psychol Rev. 1956 May; 63(3):173-80. PMID: 13323173.
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    48. JESSOR R. The generalization of expectancies. J Abnorm Psychol. 1954 Apr; 49(2):196-200. PMID: 13151772.
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