Social anxiety and alcohol use: examining the relationships among social anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, and alcohol-related variables
Pitura, Victoria A.
Master of Arts
DisciplinePsychology : Clinical
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Socially anxious undergraduates tend to report more alcohol-related problems despite consuming less alcohol than non-anxious counterparts. The present study aimed to clarify this paradox by examining the roles of anxiety sensitivity, motives for drinking and cognitive/behavioural factors proposed to maintain social anxiety (SA): rumination, post-event processing, anticipatory processing, self-focused attention, and safety behaviours.
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