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Perkins Quoted on Social Norms

H. Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, was quoted in the June 18 Attleboro, Mass., Sun Chronicle, in an article titled “Making alcohol 'uncool' key to educating teens.” The article was the third of three parts on alcohol education, and used the social norms theory as an example of ways to reduce teen drinking. “There was a vast difference between what college students thought their classmates were doing, and what was actually happening,” said Perkins.