Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Psychological aspects||Happiness||Expectation (Psychology)||Emotions||Sadness

Abstract

Study of the behavioral changes which occur following the consumption of alcohol has focused on both the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol. These psychological effects of alcohol are often referred to as alcohol expectancies. Expectancies have been found to play a role in the expression of alcohol related behavior changes in the areas of sexual arousal, aggression, mirth, anxiety, and risk taking behavior. The following study examined the role of alcohol expectancies in relation to the induced moods of mirth and sadness. It was predicted that subjects who believed that they had received alcohol would display a greater emotional reaction as compared to subjects who were not told they were receiving alcohol. Differences between subjects were predicted to occur due to the effects of alcohol expectancies.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [106]-115)

Extent

146 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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