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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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Could not "drinking to feel good and get happy" be interpreted to be the same as drinking to "cope with depression and anxiety?"

One additional point: Could it be that the "motivators" of males and females in this study are really not so different (perhaps not different at all), but instead that the "differences" between groups are largely an artifact of gender-related LINGUISTIC differences?

It has grown to be almost stereotypical that men and women differ in their orientation toward affect-laden/emotional language, as well as experiencing/expressing "feelings" in general . Perhaps the "feel good/get happy" male finding is just the male/"be strong" version of "alleviate depression and anxiety." (Or to be absolutely fair, the female "alleviate depression/anxiety" is the more female/emotion-acknowledging version of "feel good/get happy"!)

If the authors had a way of accounting for such influences on their data, it was not apparent in this BASIS article. If NOT, perhaps that should be examined.

Thank you for your comment. It may be a good point to examine indeed.

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