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Study shows embarrassment, shame are better deterrents to college problem drinking than fear of formal punishment

03:49 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

The prospect of feeling embarrassment and shame in front of one's peers—especially among women—rather than the threat of facing potential formal punishment appears to be the most effective deterrent to problem drinking at universities, according to a study led by a University of Kansas researcher.

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