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NCJ Number: 119546 Find in a Library
Title: Psychological Perspectives on Alcohol Consumption and Interpersonal Aggression
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:299-324
Author(s): A R Lang; P A Sibrel
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 25
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article selectively reviews psychological research pertinent to the role of drinking in interpersonal aggression.
Abstract: The underlying theme is that individual differences represent a neglected area in studies of the alcohol-aggression relation. Relevant expectancy surveys, popular beliefs about how alcohol affects aggression, and balanced-placebo experiments designed to disentangle psychological and physiological causes of alcohol-related behavior are reviewed in pursuing this theme. Finally, the scant evidence indicating how person variables might influence the determination of aggression through a drinking x person x situation interaction is summarized, and recommendations for future research are made. 74 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship
Index Term(s): Aggression; Alcoholism causes; Interpersonal relations
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