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Alcohol Expectancies versus Subjective Response as Mediators of Disposition in the Acquired Preparedness Model

Abstract Levels of heavy episodic drinking peak during emerging adulthood and contribute to the experience of negative consequences. Previous research has identified a number of trait-like personality characteristics that are associated with drinking. Studies of the Acquired Preparedness Model have supported positive expectancies, and to a lesser extent negative expectancies, as mediators of the relation between trait-like characteristics and alcohol outcomes. However, expectancies measured via self-report may reflect differences in learned expectancies in spite of similar alcohol-related responses, or they may reflect true individual differences in subjective responses to alcohol. The current study addressed this gap in the literature by assessing ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Scott, Caitlin Jennifer (Author) / Corbin, William (Advisor) / Shiota, Michelle (Committee member) / Chassin, Laurie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Psychology / acquired preparedness model / alcohol / sedation / sensation seeking / stimulation / subjective response
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 101 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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