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Lucy Napper, Associate Professor for Psychology at Lehigh University

Lucy Napper

Associate Professor

Assistant Director, Health, Medicine and Society Program

Chandler-Ullmann room 107

Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, UK

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Dr. Napper is an Associate Professor at Lehigh University with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology and in the Health, Medicine, and Society Program. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology for the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research focuses on responses to health-risk information, attitude and behavior change, and the assessment of health-related cognition and behaviors. She explores the influence of peers and parents on substance use, sexual risk, and bystander behaviors of emerging adults. She also studies the efficacy of interventions aimed at reducing substance use and associated risks. 

Selection Publications

Hurlocker, M. C., Madson, M. B., Lui, P. P., Dvorak, R., Ham, L. S., Leffingwell, T., Looby, A., Meier, E., Montes, K., NAPPER, L. E., Prince, M. A., Skewes, M., Zamboanga, B. L., & Harm Reduction Research Team. (in press). Mental health risk profiles and related substance use during coronavirus pandemic among college students who use substances. International Journal of Mental Health.

NAPPER, L. E., Trager, B., Turrisi, R., & LaBrie, J. W. (in press). “Let’s not talk about it”: Parents’ reasons for not discussing alcohol use with emerging adult children. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Ruggeri, K., Stock, F., Haslam, S.A., … Friedemann, M., … Van Bavel, J. J., & Willer, R. (in press). A synthesis of evidence for policy from behavioral science during COVID-19. Nature.

Zamboanga, B. L., NAPPER, L. E., et al. (in press). Utility of the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire-Drinking Game (B-YAACQ-DG) in screening hazardous alcohol use among college students. Addiction Research & Theory. (JOINT FIRST AUTHOR).

NAPPER, L. E., Munley-Stone, M., Neely, P. O. (2023). Capturing connections during COVID-19: Using reflective photography to assess US college students’ sense of belonging. Higher Education Research & Development, 42(4), 920-936.

Wolter, L. C., & NAPPER, L. E. (2023). (Mis)perceptions of bystander behaviors and approval: The role of gender-specific perceived norms. Psychology of Violence, 13(4), 329–337.

Wakeel, F., Jia, H., He, L., Shehadeh, K. S., NAPPER, L. E. (2023). Development and application of a comprehensive measure of access to health services to examine COVID-19 health disparities. Healthcare, 11(3), 354

Zamboanga, B. L., Blumenthal, H., Ramadam, B., Ford, K., NAPPER, L. E., Hurlocker, M., Madson, M. B., & The Harm Reduction Research Team. (2023). What Pandemic? A multisite study of drinking motives and drinking games participation among college students during a pandemic (COVID-19) academic year. Addictive Behaviors, 138, 107560.

NAPPER, L. E., Trager, B., Turrisi, R., & LaBrie, J. W. (2022). Assessing parents’ motives for talking about alcohol with their emerging adult children. Addictive Behaviors, 125, 107155.

Earle, A. M., NAPPER, L. E., LaBrie. J. W., Brooks-Russell, A., Smith*, D. J., & de Rutte, J. L. (2020). Examining interactions within the Theory of Planned Behavior in the prediction of intentions to engage in cannabis-related driving behaviors. Journal of American College Health, 68(4), 374-380.

NAPPER, L. E., Wolter, L. C., & Ebersole, D. S. (2020). ‘Mama don’t preach’: Young adults’ perceptions of maternal messages about underage drinking. Journal of Family Communication, 20(2), 160-174.

Van Bavel, J. J., Baicker, K., Boggio, P. S., Capraro, V., Cichocka, A., Cikara, M., ... & Willer, R. (2020). Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(5), 460-471.

Harris, P. R., Griffin, D. W., NAPPER, L. E., Bond, R., Schüz, B. Stride, C., Brearley, I. (2019). Individual differences in self-affirmation: Distinguishing self-affirmation from positive self-regard. Self and Identity, 18(6), 589-630. doi:  10.1080/15298868.2018.1504819

Montes, K. & NAPPER, L. E. (2019). An examination of the direct and indirect effects of marijuana identity on marijuana use and consequences. Substance Use and Misuse, 54(8), 1286-1296. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1573835

NAPPER, L. E. (2019). Harm-reduction and zero-tolerance maternal messages about college alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 89, 136-142. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.09.024

Zamboanga, B., NAPPER, L. E., George, A., & Olthuis, J. (2019). Examining drinking game harms as a function of gender and college student status. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33(8), 685-696. doi: 10.1037/adb0000520

Kenney, S. R., NAPPER, L. E., LaBrie, J. W., & Vaughn, P. (2018). Reasons for accessing mental health services as predictors of college student alcohol risk. Journal of College Counseling, 21(2), 125-138.

NAPPER, L. E. (2018). Examining theoretical predictors of (mis)perceived alcohol norms. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(3), 474-480. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2018.79.474

NAPPER, L. E., & Derby, A. (2018). Longitudinal associations between maternal disclosure of past alcohol use and underage college drinking. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(3), 301-308. doi: 10.1037/adb0000363


PSYCH/HMS130 Introduction to Health Psychology 
PSYCH/HMS327 Health Psychology 
PSYCH/HMS395/396/348 Drugs and Behavior 
PSYCH421/422 Statistical Analysis of Psychological Data I & II