DO MEN THAT CONSUME EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL HAVE “ADDICTIVE” PERSONALITIES? LAZAGNA ROBINSON
PSY325 STASTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
PROFESSOR SAYDEE JONATHAN MENDS-COLE
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
The consumption of alcohol is consumed by so many individuals, both male and females, young and old, on a daily basis. I've often heard the term "women can't hold their liquor." I think this, is because of their small frames and some of us don't know when enough is enough. I think having a drink, is ok but an excessive consumption of alcohol can be both unhealthy and detrimental. In this paper I will discuss the results of a study that was conducted on male participants. The study was used to determine if males that consumed an excessive amount of alcohol, had an "addictive" personality. The authors in this article are trying to determine if men whom consume excessive amounts of alcohol and have social stability have and "addictive" personality. They're also trying to determine if the participants have an alcohol dependency. Lastly, the authors are trying to determine, at what age the participants began the excessive consumption of alcohol. The claim that's being investigated is the excessive alcohol consumption in males between the ages of 18 and 65. Participants are investigated to determine if there's a correlation between addictive personality and excessive alcohol consumption. In order to test these individuals, a screening was first conducted to eliminate those that didn't meet the specific qualifications. Participants had to be healthy with no issues with drug abuse. In reference to the statistical analysis, I feel as the data that was employed in the study was adequate. I feel this way because there was a thorough interview conducted before the procedures began. Therefore, I felt that the results that were gathered were enough to determine if there were a correlation between excessive alcohol consumption and social stability...
References: K., Roman, E., Balldin, J., Berggren, U., Eriksson, M., Gustavsson, P., & Fahlke, C. (2011). Do men
with excessive alcohol consumption and social stability have an addictive personality? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52(3), 257-260. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
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