ERIC Number: ED149252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Methodological Issues in the Study of the Effects of Alcohol on Human Behavior.
Lang, Alan R.
This paper outlines and analyzes the important methodological and experimental design considerations uncovered by recent inquiries into the effects of alcohol on human behavior. The major issues discussed include: (1) the need and technique for complete manipulation of subjects' beverage expectancies in conjunction with alcohol and placebo administrations; (2) subject selection, with particular emphasis on the importance of subjects' prior experience with alcohol and how this might be assessed; (3) dosage, type, and measurement factors in alcohol administration; and (4) subjects' predispositions, the nature of their experimental tasks and the importance of the setting and social context of the experiment. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Experimental and Behavioral Approaches to Alcoholism (Os-Bergen, NORWAY, August 28-September 1, 1977)