A number of cognitive variables have received research attention in recent years because they appear to influence decisions to drink and responses to alcohol. A cognitive factor that has received much of this research attention is expectancies regarding alcohol. Alcohol expectancies are theorized to be cognitive representations of a drinker’s past direct and indirect learning experiences with alcohol. These representations are hypothesized to influence thoughts about the anticipated outcomes regarding alcohol use as well as the outcomes themselves.1
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Connors, G.J., Maisto, S.A., Dermen, K.H. (1992). Alcohol-Related Expectancies and Their Applications to Treatment. In: Watson, R.R. (eds) Alcohol Abuse Treatment. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews, vol 3. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0363-6_9
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