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Normative misperceptions about alcohol use in a general population sample of problem drinkers from a large metropolitan city

Cunningham, John; Neighbors, Clayton; Wild, Cameron; Humphreys, Keith

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Aims: Heavy drinkers tend to overestimate how much others drink (normative fallacy), at least in college samples. Little research has been conducted to evaluate whether normative misperceptions about drinking extend beyond the college population. The present study explored normative misperceptions in an adult general population sample of drinkers. Methods: As part of a larger study, in Toronto, Canada, a random digit dialling telephone survey was conducted with 14,009 participants who drank...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66455
Source: Alcohol and Alcoholism
DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agr125

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