Term of Award
Master of Arts
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Psychology
Committee Member 1
Richard L. Rogers
Committee Member 2
This study examined the effects of stress on the drinking behavior of Type A and Type B young, adult male social drinkers, 21 years of age or older. Fifty-three males, classified as Type A or Type B, were randomly assigned to a stress or a no-stress condition. The stress condition consisted of having the subjects complete a mental arithmetic task on the computer and report their scores. Drinking behavior was observed in a simulated tavern setting; measures of the amount of alcohol consumed and the inter-interval sip rate were taken. Results indicated that those individuals exposed to the stress condition drank significantly more than the individuals in the control group. No significant differences were found between Type A and Type B individuals.
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Davis, Shari Pamela, "The Effects of Stress on the Drinking Behavior of Type A and Type B Male Social Drinkers" (1988). Legacy ETDs. 590.