Do we get by with a little help from our friends?:Social drinking and risk-taking behaviour

Erskine-Shaw, Marianne (2017) Do we get by with a little help from our friends?:Social drinking and risk-taking behaviour. PsyPAG Quarterly (102). pp. 16-20. ISSN 1746-6016

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Abstract

The independent roles of social influence and alcohol consumption on risk-taking behaviour have been well researched within the psychological literature. However, the investigation of how all three of these variables interact is both diminutive and inconsistent. That is, there is no general consensus as to whether groups are beneficial or detrimental to alcohol-induced risk-taking. A review of the literature suggests that the relationship between these variables may not be straightforward, and thus a multifaceted approach with consideration of both individual differences and group characteristics may shed light on the complex relationship between social influence and alcohol-induced risk-taking. Subsequently, investigations could potentially identify effective strategies towards targeting sensible drinking in light of social contexts.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: PsyPAG Quarterly
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 89605
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 Jan 2018 13:36
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 03:57
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/89605

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