alcohol myopia

alcohol myopia

A term for a postulated effect of alcohol on users which causes them to focus more on certain environmental cues and less on others.

Some workers believe this myopia can make an inebriated person less likely to engage in high risk sexual activities than his or her sober counterparts under certain circumstances.
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Alcohol, sexual arousal, and intentions to use condoms in young men: applying alcohol myopia theory to risky sexual behaviour.
Many behavioral studies, specifically studies of alcohol myopia, have explored the effect of alcohol on risk taking (Fromme et al.
Religious convictions (Poulson, Eppler, Satterwhite, Wuensch, & Bass, 1998), alcohol myopia (Cooper, 2002; MacDonald, MacDonald, Zanna, & Fong, 2000.
The alcohol myopia that contributes to these conflicting perceptions may play a strong role in the progression of sexual assault (Abbey, 2002).