Attentional Bias and Drinking to Cope With Social Anxiety

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Joel Diaz 09/11/09 “Attentional Bias and Drinking to Cope With Social Anxiety” In the “Attentional Bias and Drinking to Cope With Social Anxiety”, it talks about a research experiment where they used the Stroop Color-Word test to investigate social anxiety and drinking in order to cope with it. The Stroop Color-Word test was tampered with in order to fit the specific experiment. The test consisted of a word, which is presented as a text, in a certain color, and the participant has to press the button of that corresponding color. They used words that have to do with social anxiety and alcohol, as well as neutral words. Those words should trigger a longer latency to respond to the color
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Unformatted text preview: of the text. Eighty-seven male and female volunteered, but only a final sample of 79 participants was used. All participants had to have some experience with alcohol, and had to fill out questionnaires and an eight item self report scale that measured an individual’s tendency to use alcohol in order to cope with anxiety. The participants answered correctly 99.8% of the time. The results of the test suggest that the test was useful in studying the relationship between alcohol consumption and social anxiety. The frequency of consuming alcohol in order to cope during social situation was found to be associated with the longer latency to respond to words that stimulates a social threat....
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