The effects of alcohol, expectancy and state-trait varieties of public self-focus on complex reaction-time performance were evaluated. Results indicated that subject's task performance was best understood as an interaction between his subjective experience of intoxication-sobriety, his beliefs concerning what he had drunk and the salience of situational standards toward effortful performance. Public self-consciousness proved to mediate the behavioral expression of conventional expectancies concerning drunken comportment. Interactions between alcohol, expectancy and self-focus are discussed in terms of an interactive model of drunken comportment.

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    Alcohol Research Documentation, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 969
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854
  • Authors:
    • Ross, D F
    • Pihl, R O
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Pagination: p. 115-125
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  • Accession Number: 00486862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM