Special Issue "Influence of Acute Alcohol Intoxication on Cognition and Behavior"

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X). This special issue belongs to the section "Cognition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2024 | Viewed by 83

Special Issue Editors

Department of Psychology, University of Winchester, Winchester SO22 4NR, UK
Interests: effects of acute alcohol intoxication on attention and face perception
Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DY, UK
Interests: effects of acute alcohol intoxication on attention, memory, face processing and executive functioning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to the World Health Organization, 5.3% of all global deaths (3 million per year) result from the misuse of alcohol; and among younger adults (aged 20–39 years) who are more inclined to binge drink, the figure rises to 13.5%. Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of 4–5 drinks within 2 hours, or enough to push an individual's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) up to 0.08% or more. A significant proportion of binge alcohol harm is attributed to impairments in cognitive and emotional processing, which increase risk-taking, and hence the chance of injury or death by accident, sex, violence or suicide. Studying the nature and extent of cognitive dysfunction following alcohol consumption is, therefore, crucial, with implications for a range of medical, social and legal contexts. These include, for example, mental, physical and sexual health, road safety, and forensic investigations that involve intoxicated victims and witnesses. For this Special Issue, we invite authors to submit studies that address the effects of acute alcohol on any aspect of cognition and behavior. We welcome empirical studies based in laboratory or naturalistic drinking settings, theoretical review papers and meta-analyses.

Dr. Sarah Bayless
Dr. Alistair Harvey
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Bar study: Interview and showup performance of alcohol-intoxicated eyewitnesses in the field

Authors: Angelica V. Hagsand; Nadja Schreiber Compo

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, USA


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