Alcohol effects on behavioral control: the impact of likelihood and magnitude of negative consequences.

@article{Corbin2007AlcoholEO,
  title={Alcohol effects on behavioral control: the impact of likelihood and magnitude of negative consequences.},
  author={William Corbin and Jessica M. Cronce},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={955-64}
}
BACKGROUND This study utilized Signal Detection Theory to examine the relative influence of likelihood and magnitude of consequences when assessing alcohol effects on behavioral control. METHODS Moderate to heavy drinkers (N=101) were assigned to alcohol or placebo and completed 4 administrations of a go/stop task that varied the likelihood and magnitude of punishment. RESULTS Participants in the alcohol condition correctly responded to fewer go signals, and showed a trend toward reduction… CONTINUE READING

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