This article examines evidence from studies which show that psychological processes have as much--or more--to do with some drinking behaviors than do the physical effects of alcohol. In a series of experiments with a unique "balanced placebo" design, psychologists have shown that people will act in certain stereotypical ways when they drink, even if they are drinking tonic water but have been told they are drinking vodka and tonic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ziff Davis Publishing Company

    1 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016
  • Authors:
    • Marlatt, G A
    • Rohsenow, D J
  • Publication Date: 1981-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00368947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-033 496
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1982 12:00AM