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Unformatted text preview: Notes 2/26/07 Newer Approach Hospital Study o Alcohol study-gave alcohol to alcoholics in a controlled setting o Found that drinking was partially determined by the consequences for the drinker if the drinking was positively reinforced-more likely to drink if the drinker was negatively reinforced,-less likely to drink no reinforcement- the drinker was better able to control their drinking o just because an alcoholic had alcohol in their blood stream didnt mean they drank to the point that they lost control challenges alcoholism as a disease possible for an alcoholic to have a little bit to drink and loss of control is not automatic o alcoholics drank to excess depending on psychological rewards/punishments rate at which they drink was determined by the payoffs and punishments that existed in the environment you will control your drinking based on the setting that you are in most people know when to drink at an interview luncheon for a job- if they order one first-...
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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