ERIC Number: ED247515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Alcohol and Disinhibition: Nature and Meaning of the Link. Proceedings of a Conference (Berkeley/Oakland, California, February 11-13, 1981). Research Monograph No. 12.
Room, Robin, Ed.; Collins, Gary, Ed.
These conference proceedings consider the major lines of evidence on the nature and locus of the alcohol-disinhibition link. The first day's papers, commentaries and discussions are centered on physiological and behavioral links; social-psychological research; historical ideas on alcohol, crime, and accidents; and anthropological perspectives on cultural differences. The proceedings from the second day of the conference focus on perspectives on disinhibition in American society. Presentations address general population views on the effects of alcohol, alcohol as an explanation for failure, aggression in subcultures, and drinking and disinhibition in popular culture. The third day's presentations focus on disinhibition and social control. Attention is given to alcohol's role in power relationships and criminal behavior. The proceedings conclude with a discussion of the implications of the presentations for future research and action. General discussion references are appended. (BL)
Descriptors: Aggression, Alcoholism, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Cultural Influences, Social Attitudes, Social Control
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
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