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Alcohol consumption increases bias to shoot at Middle Eastern but not White targets

Schofield, Timothy; Unkelbach, Christian; Denson, Thomas


Alcohol has been implicated in intergroup aggression and hostility. The effect of consuming alcohol relative to a placebo on hostile cognitive biases toward a social category typically stereotyped as threatening and hostile (i.e., Middle Eastern men) was tested. Undergraduates (N = 81) consumed either an intoxicating dose of alcohol (BrAC = .05% by vol.) or placebo. Then, they played a shooter game in which they were asked to shoot at targets holding guns, but not at targets holding harmless...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
DOI: 10.1177/1368430215603461


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