Scientists have proven that alcohol instills confidence in men

A glass for courage: scientists have proven that alcohol instills confidence in men


02/13/2024 18:56

A study conducted by researchers at the Stanford Prevention Research Center analyzed the phenomenon of “beer goggles.”

This term describes the effect in which alcohol consumption increases ratings of others’ attractiveness and encourages more social interaction.

To study this phenomenon, an experiment was conducted with the participation of 36 men. They were divided into two groups: one was given vodka and cranberry juice to drink, the second was given only juice. The dose of alcohol was minimal so as not to violate drunk driving laws in the United States.

After the alcohol began to take effect, participants were shown photographs of strangers and asked to choose the most attractive ones. They were then asked about their willingness to start a conversation with the most attractive person selected. The results showed that intoxicated men showed a much greater willingness to communicate than sober ones (1.71 times), reports the Journal of studies an alcohol and drugs.

This phenomenon is explained by the concept of “liquid courage”. Alcohol makes people less timid and more assertive in social interactions, which encourages greater activity and sociability.

The study highlights the psychological effects of alcohol on social behavior and understanding how alcohol can influence attractiveness ratings and social preferences in social situations.

Author Oleg Loginov

Oleg Loginov – student at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, freelance correspondent for Pravda.Ru

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