Researchers decided to see just how accurate these beliefs are. They took several groups of people who normally drink at parties, put them in a fake bar, and filmed them with hidden cameras. Each group was a little bit different.
The outcome? People who thought they were getting alcohol acted "buzzed", and people who thought they were drinking "near beer" acted bored—even when their belief was wrong.
Those who thought they were drinking alcohol acted more outgoing, told jokes, and had a great time even though some of them were drinking "near beer."
People who thought they were getting “near beer” were bored, sat in corners and moped, and thought the bar experiment sucked even though some of them got real beer.
You can still be your party animal self, even without the booze!