Thought some readers might get a kick out of this find.
- Study published July, 1975 in the Journal of Clinical Psychology
- Study subjects: 37 women garden club members, age range 31 to 54
- Paper title: Effects of Drinking on the Power and Affiliation Needs of Middle-Aged Females
- Study undertaken to compare a prior male population study to a female population and to explore the effects of alcohol on the affiliation needs and power fantasies of women
It was spotted in a column written by Marc Abrahams who resurrected the study in Guardian.co.uk. Abrahams says, back in the early 70’s, the professor “monitored the unconscious motivations of 37 women before and after they imbibed alcohol at a regular meeting of their garden club. Garden clubs are a traditional American social institution – small, frequent get-togethers to exchange gossip and the occasional gardening tip.”
Care to comment?
Now, alcohol-ism is no laughing matter, but if you come up with a limerick about this story—do share.
P.S. Readers: At the link above, see my comment below the article in response to the author.
Nancy R. Peck