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Schroeder & Prentice, 1998: Learning how drinking could be uncomfortable for other students decreased alcohol intake among first-year undergraduatesover four to six months

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Schroeder, C. M., & Prentice, D. A. (1998). Exposing Pluralistic Ignorance to Reduce Alcohol Use Among College Students 1. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28(23), 2150-2180.
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First-year undergraduates who took part in a dorm discussion in which they learned how students can be less comfortable with drinking than they seem, as compared to students who took part in a discussion focused on making responsible decisions (“just say no”), reported drinking less 4-6 months later, with the greatest effects for students who were less comfortable drinking than they perceived others to be and yet feared negative evaluations from others. Thus, the intervention seemed to sever a perceived link between drinking and social acceptance.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018