Craig Colder


Craig Colder.

Craig Colder


Craig Colder


Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Individual, family, and community influences on child and adolescent aggression and substance abuse

Contact Information

227 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-4110

Phone: (716) 645-0190


  • PhD, Arizona State University

Current Research

My research interests are in identifying multiple levels of influence that contribute to the development of adolescent substance use. These levels include individual differences (e.g., temperament and personality), family influences, and community factors.

Selected Publications

  • Meisel, S. N., Colder, C.R., Bowker, J.C., & Hussong, A.M. (in press). A longitudinal examination of mediational pathways linking chronic victimization and exclusion to adolescent alcohol use. Developmental Psychology
  • Colder, C.R., Frndak, S., Lengua, L.J., Read, J.P., Hawk, L.W., & Wieczorek, W.F.  (2018). Internalizing and externalizing problem behavior: A test of a latent variable interaction predicting a two-part growth model of adolescent substance use.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 319-330. [PMID: 28229368].
  • Colder, C.R., Shyhalla, K., & Frndak, S.  (2018).  Early alcohol use with parental permission: Psychosocial characteristics and drinking in late adolescence. Addictive Behaviors, 76, 82-87. [PMID: 28772246].
  • Colder, C.R, Trucco, E.M., Lopez-Vergara, H.I., O’Connor, R.M., Hawk, L.W., Wieczorek, W.F., Read, J.P., Lengua, L.J., Eiden, R.D. (2017).  Cognitive appraisals of alcohol use in early adolescence: Psychosocial predictors and reciprocal associations with alcohol use.  Journal of Early Adolescence, 37, 525-558.
  • Meisel, S. N., & Colder, C. R. (2017). Social goals impact adolescent substance use through influencing adolescents' connectedness to their schools. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 2015-2027 [PMID: 28315188].
  • Keough, M.T., O’Connor, R.M., & Colder, C. R. (2016).  Testing the implicit and explicit cognitions underlying behavioral inhibition system-related drinking among young adults.  Alcoholism:Clinical and Experimental Research, 40,1065-1074.
  • Scalco, M., & Colder, C.R.  (2016). Trajectories of marijuana use from late childhood to late adolescence: can temperament by experience interactions discriminate different trajectories of marijuana use?  Development and Psychopathology, 1, 1-16. [PMID: 27322037].
  • Meisel, S.N. & Colder, C.R. (2015).  Social goals and grade as moderators of social normative influences on adolescent alcohol use.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 2455-2462. [PMID: 26554341]
  • Meisel, S.N., Colder, C.R., & Hawk, L.W. (2015).  The moderating role of cognitive capacities in the association between social norms and drinking behavior.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 1049-1056. [PMID: 26009807]
  • O’Connor, R.M., & Colder, C.R. (2015).  The prospective joint effects of self-regulation and impulsive processes on early adolescent alcohol use.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76, 884-894. [PMID: 26562596].
  • Scalco, M., Trucco, E.M., & Colder, C.R. (2015).  Selection and socialization effects on early adolescent alcohol use: A propensity score analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1131-1143. [PMID: 25601099]