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

228 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

  • Colder, C. R., Lee, Y. H., Frndak, S., Read, J. P., & Wieczorek, W. F. (in press). Internalizing symptoms and cannabis and alcohol use: Between and within person risk pathways with coping motives. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  • Meisel, S. N. & Colder, C. R. (in press). Adolescent social norms and alcohol use: Separating between- and within-person associations to test reciprocal determinism. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
  • 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].
  • Meisel, S. N., Read, J. P., Mullin, S., Shyhalla, K., Colder, C. R., Eiden, R. D., Hawk, L. W., & Wieczorek, W. F. (2018). Changes in implicit alcohol attitudes across adolescence and associations with emerging alcohol use: Testing the reciprocal determinism hypothesis. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32, 738-748. [PMID: 30284877]
  • Meisel, S. N., Colder, C. R., Bowker, J. C., & Hussong, A. M. (2018). A longitudinal examination of mediational pathways linking chronic victimization and exclusion to adolescent alcohol use. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1795-1807 [PMID: 300558817]
  • Colder, C. R., Shyhalla, K., Frndak, S., Read, J. P., Lengua, L. J., & Wiezcorek, W. F. (2017). The prospective association between internalizing symptoms and adolescent alcohol involvement and the moderating role of age and externalizing symptoms. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 2185-2196. [PMID: 28945280].
  • 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. [PMID: 21603055]
  • 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].