Alcohol Expectancies and Their Relationship to Actual Drinking Experiences
alcohol expectancies & experiences in social situations, normal drinking college students
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44 undergraduate normal drinkers participated in a social task in drinking and nondrinking conditions and rated their subjective experiences and their perception of experiences of other group members along 7 alcohol expectancy dimensions. In the drinking condition, Ss rated their experiences as being positively enhanced on those dimensions predicted by the expectancy literature, but did not report experiencing the negative cognitive and motor effects associated with alcohol consumption. It is concluded that in social situations, individuals' alcohol expectancies and experiences coincide for socially relevant variables, but do not for variables related to cognitive skills.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Psychology of the Addictive Behaviors, v. 1, issue 2, p. 108-113
Scholar Commons Citation
Roehling, Patricia V. and Goldman, Mark S., "Alcohol Expectancies and Their Relationship to Actual Drinking Experiences" (1987). Psychology Faculty Publications. 1573.