Antonia Abbey is a Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. She received her PhD in social psychology from Northwestern University. She has a longstanding interest in women's health and reducing violence against women. Her research interests in the domain of sexual assault include understanding the causes of sexual assault; alcohol’s role in sexual assault; and sexual assault measurement issues. She has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters and has served on a variety of national advisory committees.
This presentation describes Dr. Abbey's research that focuses on sexual assault etiology, with a focus on alcohol’s role in combination with other risk factors. Survey and experimental studies are included.