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Effects of Alcohol and Expectancy Upon Episodic Memory in Individuals Reporting Alcoholic Blackouts
Experimental and Clinical Pyshcopharmacology
  • W. R Miller
  • Paula T Hertel, Trinity University
  • C. Saucedo
  • R. K Hester
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Abstract

In a within-subject placebo design, 10 heavy drinkers reporting alcoholic blackouts showed significant decrements in episodic memory when receiving alcohol but not on days when a placebo was given. Parallel deficits were observed on recall and recognition measures. On placebo days, self-ratings of intoxication were related to the degree of observed performance decrement. Memory deficits appear to be primarily pharmacologic rather than expectancy effects of drinking.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)
10.1037/1064-1297.2.2.161
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Citation Information
Miller, W.R., Hertel, P., Saucedo, C., & Hester, R.K. (1994). Effects of alcohol and expectancy upon episodic memory in individuals reporting alcoholic blackouts. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2(2), 161-166. doi: 10.1037/1064-1297.2.2.161