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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Do men and women view drunkenness the same way?

At what point would you consider someone to be just "tipsy" as opposed to "hammered" on alcohol? The answer, it turns out, depends on whether you're a man or a woman.

In a study published online Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, psychologists found that women were more likely to describe heavily intoxicated females as just "tipsy" or "buzzed," whereas men were more likely to describe other men as "wasted" or "hammered" even if they were just moderately drunk.

The difference in word choice -- which is probably influenced by a variety of social factors -- could carry significant consequences for women, particularly those of college age, according to lead study author Ash Levitt, a social psychologist at the Research Institute on Addictions at the University at Buffalo, SUNY> > > >   Read More