To take part in this research, you must:
- regularly drink around 6 units of alcohol (female) or 8 units of alcohol (male) on one occasion*
- have experienced a hangover in the last month
- be aged between 18 to 30 years
- be in good physical and mental health
- have English as first language or equivalent level of fluency
- be a non-smoker (less than 100 cigarettes in your lifetime)
- have normal or corrected to normal vision
- not be pregnant or breast feeding
- not have taken medication (except birth control pill) or recreational drugs in the past 30 days
- not drink more than 4 cups coffee or other caffeinated drinks per day
- not have a current or past history of alcohol or drug dependency, or family history of dependency
- not currently have a diagnosed sleep disorder
*1 unit of alcohol = 1 single measure (25 ml) of a spirit such as whisky or vodka, 125 ml of 8% strength wine or ½ pint of 3.5% strength lager or beer.
What's involved in the study
For this study, participants will need to attend two testing sessions in a location open to the general public, like a coffee shop or graduate commons, or in the Department of Psychology at 10 West. Each session will take around 30 minutes.
One of the testing sessions will be arranged for a morning where it is likely you will be experiencing a hangover. During these sessions you will be asked to complete some questionnaires and computerised tasks.
What you'll get in return
You will be reimbursed for your time and as a gesture of thanks for taking part.