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Unformatted text preview: If the amount of drive and conflict affects an individuals anxiety levels, the ability of alcohol to reduce those anxiety levels is enough to overcome social pressure to not drink Early Learning Theorist o Saw drinking as an opportunity to reduce situations ripe wit conflict The drinking response is being reinforced by anxiety reducing levels from alcohol o Thought anyone could learn to abuse alcohol if faced with enough stressful situations and drink in response to the situations Good out ways the bad o People learn to be alcoholics through modeling- learn from others Experience positive reinforcements Connect drinking with a good way to relieve stress and anxiety o Nonbelievers Not everyone drinks to relieve stress and anxiety Some might drink just because of the way it makes them feel or because there is a ball game on the TV...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course SOC 396 taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.
- Spring '08