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NCJ Number: 122551 Find in a Library
Title: Wine and Male Physical Aggression
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues  Volume:20  Issue:1  Dated:(Winter 1990)  Pages:75-86
Author(s): R Gustafson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Twenty male undergraduates were randomly assigned either to a wine-drinking group or a control group.
Abstract: The alcohol dose was 0.8 ml. of pure alcohol per kg. of body weight. They were tested for physical aggression in a modified version of the Buss' "aggression machine." All subjects were tested under frustrating and non-frustrating conditions. Alcohol did not increase aggression under any of these conditions although the paradigm produces increased aggression when vodka is used as an intoxicant. The results were discussed in terms of differential expectancies tied to different types of beverages. Graph, table, 28 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption
Index Term(s): Aggression; Alcohol-crime relationship; Male offenders
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