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Joel Diaz Anxiety and Drinking to Cope Anxiety is a mental distress caused by fear. Jean M. Twenge (2000, p. 1008- 1009) states three theories on the origin of anxiety: overall threat, economic conditions, and social connectedness. Overall threat is the physical or psychological threat that evokes an emotional response. Economic conditions are thought to be associated with an increase in anxiety when economic difficulties increase. Social connectedness is an important role, with social exclusion being an important part to anxiety. Researchers investigated the sensitivity of a test, derived from the Stroop Color- Word test, in identifying individuals who reported consuming alcohol in order to cope with social anxiety (Carrigan, Drobes & Randall, 2004, p. 374). 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.
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