Term of Award

Summer 1988

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Department

Department of Psychology

Committee Chair

Gary McClure

Committee Member 1

Richard L. Rogers

Committee Member 2

Philip Hurst

Abstract

Forty-three college students classified as Type A or Type B on the basis of scores on the Jenkins Activity Survey Form T (JAS-T) were given the Alcohol Use Inventory and exposed to confederate drinking models in a simulated bar setting. A 20 minute matching procedure was used to record baseline drinking data, while a second 20 minute session was used to expose subjects to confederates who modeled a heavy drinking or light drinking style. Total consumption and number of sips were recorded. An Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) showed a significant difference for total adjusted consumption between subjects exposed to the heavy or light drinking model conditions, but did not find any significant differences between Type A or Type B subjects on the dependent variables. Several explanations and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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