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Alcohol and Racial Bias

A visit with Bruce Bartholow, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

By Brittany Barr
Published: - Topics: social psychology psychology research social behavior behavior

Alcohol and Emotion

Topics: brain racial stereotypes

The project on alcohol and race bias led Bartholow to explore the question of why alcohol reduces the brain’s response to errors. He found that alcohol reduces negative affect, increasing the subjects’ positive feelings and thus causing them to care less about their classification errors.