Positive affective states and alcohol consumption: the moderating role of trait positive urgency

Dinc, Linda and Cooper, Andrew J. (2015) Positive affective states and alcohol consumption: the moderating role of trait positive urgency. Addictive Behaviors, 47. pp. 17-21. ISSN 0306-4603

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Trait positive urgency is characterised by risky and maladaptive actions in response to extreme positive affective states. Positive urgency has previously been shown to be a risk factor for alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems; however, there has been limited experimental research examining how positive urgency may moderate relations between affective states and alcohol consumption. In the current study, a sample of 106 participants completed a trait measure of positive urgency and were then randomly assigned to one of three mood induction conditions: a high-activation positive, a low-activation positive or a neutral mood condition. Subsequently, participants took part in a bogus beer taste test, where their alcohol consumption was subsequently measured. The results revealed that positive urgency significantly predicted increased beer consumption, but only for those participants in the high-activation positive mood induction group. The findings from this study provide support for positive urgency as a risk factor for alcohol use and suggest that it may be of particular relevance in social situations where individuals experience highly activated positive affective states.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.03.014
Additional Information: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Keywords: Impulsivity, UPPS, Positive urgency, Alcohol use, Mood induction
Subjects: Psychology > Substance abuse/misuse
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Depositing User: Linda Dinc
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 18:28
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:00
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6127


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