It ain’t. More like, you wasted time, effort and grant money on this ?
Sayette and his colleagues assembled various small groups using 720 male and female participants, a larger sample than in previous alcohol studies. Researchers assessed individual and group interactions using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and the Grouptalk model for speech behavior.
They concluded that alcohol stimulates social bonding, increases the amount of time people spend talking to one another, and reduces displays of negative emotions. According to Sayette, the paper introduces into the alcohol literature new measures of facial expression and speech behavior that offer a sensitive and comprehensive assessment of social bonding.
I have to give it to Mr Sayette, the man is clearly a genius. I mean seriously, who would have thought that drinking alcohol stimulates social bonding ? I recommend the following two controversial hot topics for Mister Sayette and his team of kickass psychologists for consideration for future research projects :
-Holidaying in Fiji increases the sense of wellbeing and may reduce displays of negative emotions (using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)).
-Receiving oral sex from your partner may decrease stress levels and can lead to the display of noisy positive emotions.