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Sacco Contributes Data To Pooled Meta-Analysis On Affect And Drinking

Paul Sacco, along with researchers from 43 other institutions, contributed to a pooled meta-analysis testing the relationship between affect (emotional states) and alcohol consumption. The study was carried out by a research team at the University of Washington.

This study meta-analyzed individual participant data from 12,394 individuals across 69 studies in which participants reported their emotional state and alcohol use for multiple days. Contrary to theoretical models of alcohol use, the findings indicated that people are not more likely to drink and do not consume more alcohol on days that they report higher negative affect but are more likely to drink on days that they report higher positive affect.

The findings are published in the journal Psychological Bulletin,



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