Tagged: Social Construction

REPORT: Is Alcohol Consumption Contagious?

The contagion effect regarding alcohol use behavior calls for a focus on environmental prevention efforts.
By decreasing the public acceptance of (adolescent) alcohol use, the average proportion of problematic adolescent alcohol users in European countries may be reduced…

REPORT: Student Friendships Influence Alcohol Consumption

Freshmen might spend alcohol consumption time with peers who reciprocate a friendship, but are similar regarding the quantity of alcohol consumed to all people they find interesting. Thus, alcohol consumption is used strategically for social purposes.
This social purpose should also be acknowledged in alcohol-reduction interventions…

NEWS: Already Smell Of Alcohol Affects Behavior

The smell of alcohol appears to reduce people’s level of control over their behavior, according to research published in the journal Psychopharmacology. Research carried out at Edge Hill University in the UK suggests that even the smell of alcohol may make it harder for people to control their behavior, suggesting that it could attract people to consume…

BLOG: Who Rings The Bell? Who Is Pavlov’s Dog?

What evidence from social psychology, for example Pavlov’s famous experiment, teaches us about how the alcohol industry conditions people to like and enjoy their products and associate pleasure with intake of ethanol…