Alcohol and social behavior I: The psychology of drunken excess.

  title={Alcohol and social behavior I: The psychology of drunken excess.},
  author={Claude M. Steele and L L Southwick},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={48 1},
Drinking alcohol clearly has important effect on social behaviors, such as increasing aggression, self-disclosure, sexual adventuresomeness, and so on. Research has shown that these effects can stem from beliefs we hold about alcohol effects. Less is known about how alcohol itself affects these behaviors. A cognitive explanation, that alcohol impairs the information processing needed to inhibit response impulses--the abilities to foresee negative consequences of the response, to recall… CONTINUE READING

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