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Effect of Alcohol Intoxication on Race-Biased Responding

Title: The Effect of Alcohol Intoxication on Race-Biased Responding: The Moderating Role of Internal and External Motivations to Inhibit Prejudice.
Name(s): Schlauch, Robert C., author
Lang, Alan R., professor directing thesis
Plant, E. Ashby, committee member
Schatschneider, Chris, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We examined the effect of alcohol intoxication on expression of prejudice, a prototypic and socially important, yet largely neglected, example of disinhibited behavior. Experimental procedures were used to examine how drinking influences race-biased responding on a sequential priming task, and how individual differences in internal and external motivations to inhibit prejudice might moderate that relationship. Ninety-one social drinkers were randomly assigned to receive a non-alcoholic, placebo, or alcoholic beverages before completing the Weapon Identification Task (Payne, 2001) under two sets of instructions (2000ms to respond vs. 500ms to respond). Results indicated that alcohol intoxication resulted in significantly more race-biased errors for 500ms trials only. Moreover, individual differences in external and internal motivations to inhibit prejudice significantly moderated such race-biased errors within the 500ms trials. These results suggest that, although alcohol intoxication can increase race-biased errors, individuals may be able to compensate for the disinhibitory effects of alcohol when given enough time. In addition, the current study further reinforces the notion that individual differences are important determinants of whether or not disinhibited behaviors will be exhibited under the influence of alcohol.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2013 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Psychology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: May 17, 2007.
Keywords: Race-Biased Responding, Alcohol, Alcohol Challenge Study, Disinhibited Behaviors, Prejudice, Motivations
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Alan R. Lang, Professor Directing Thesis; E. Ashby Plant, Committee Member; Chris Schatschneider, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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