Belinda Leigh

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Research on expectations about the effects of alcohol has shown these expectancies to be related to drinking habits. Expectancies can be seen as components of attitudes toward alcohol, which are also related to drinking behavior. The relationships between attitudes, expectancies, and self-reported drinking behavior were examined. Three different measures of(More)
A questionnaire on beliefs about the effects of alcohol on the behavior of self and others was administered to a sample of college students and a sample from the general population. Respondents reported that alcohol effects are more likely to happen to others than to themselves, particularly for socially undesirable behaviors. Women reported a greater(More)
Recent psychosocial research on alcohol expectancies--beliefs about the effects of alcohol on behavior, moods and emotions--has suggested that these expectancies mediate not only decisions about drinking but the alcohol effects displayed by those who have been drinking. Results of a study of drinking and sexual behavior showed that individuals of different(More)
Although alcohol is commonly viewed as a sexual disinhibitor, recent research has suggested that alcohol consumption does not consistently lead to increased sexual activity. Nonexperimental work in this area has commonly used correlational procedures that do not control for individual difference variables that may contribute to a drinking-sex relationship.(More)
Expectations about the effects of alcohol are assumed to be an important psychosocial factor in both abusive and nonabusive drinking. Despite a body of research showing that people do hold some common expectations about alcohol effects, the nature of these expectancies is not well understood. Questionnaires developed to measure alcohol expectancies carry(More)
Research on attributions about drunken violence has suggested that intoxication serves to decrease responsibility attributed to aggressors while increasing responsibility attributed to victims. In this study, we used a scenario depicting a violent interaction in which intoxication of aggressor and victim and victim sex were varied. Subjects made(More)
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