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- n. Something that causes a reduction in one's inhibitions; that makes people, or animals act more impulsively.
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One big reason is that PEP is seen by some as a potential "disinhibitor" and will enable gay men to be sexually irresponsible and use PEP as a sort of "morning after" pill.
Though not addressed in the study, it's also likely that the consumption of alcohol, a well-documented behavioral disinhibitor (sorry for the psych-speak), and the testosterone and adrenaline that often saturates the viewing environments of football games (sorry for the stereotype) may very well contribute to the increase in domestic violence.
The judge said Johnson's drugs habit was a "disinhibitor" to violence before he killed Mrs Habesch last February.
It takes a researcher this long to confirm what everyone already knows - that alcohol is a disinhibitor for what is already there, not an excuse or cause of bad behaviors that the alcohol somehow synthesized?
This study helps to confirm the popular belief that alcohol is a disinhibitor reduces inhibitions.
Rather, drug and alcohol use may be a disinhibitor for the offender, while being under the influence may increase a potential victim's vulnerability.
"You have adolescents whose brains are not finished developing and are already more apt to take risks, adding alcohol, which is a disinhibitor, and that leads to extremely risky behaviors they never intended to do," she said.