Damn! Who knew? Of course this study WAS done in Pittsburgh, so you have to take that into account...I think in Pittsburgh they just drink so the lacerations don't hurt as much.
Alcohol also makes you sing and dance better, idjits. And all your jokes are freaking hysterical!A new study led by University of Pittsburgh researchers reveals that moderate amounts of alcohol--consumed in a social setting--can enhance positive emotions and social bonding and relieve negative emotions among those drinking.While it is usually taken for granted that people drink to reduce stress and enhance positive feelings, many studies have shown that alcohol consumption has an opposite effect. In a new paper titled "Alcohol and Group Formation: A Multimodal Investigation of the Effects of Alcohol on Emotion and Social Bonding," research shows that moderate doses of alcohol have a powerful effect on both male and female social drinkers when they are in a group.The paper will be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Someone spent money on this. Have we officially become the stupidest educated people on the planet?