Current directions in research on understanding and preventing intoxicated aggression

Focuses on research directions emerged from an international conference on intoxication and aggression. How intoxicated aggression is seen; Observation of association between intoxication and aggression behavior; Considerable role of drinking contexts and environments
Author: 
Graham,Kathryn
Leonard,Kenneth E.
Notes: 
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IN FILE
Start Page: 
659
End Page: 
676
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Addiction
Volume: 
93
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 
This paper provides an overview of some of the most salient areas of research concerning the complexities of the relationship between alcohol and aggression. It begins by outlining the range of research on intoxicated aggression and proceeds by addressing societal/cultural attitudes, expectations, and norms. Personal factors involved in intoxicated aggression are also discussed; for example, individual differences in aggressive predisposition and normative expectations. The authors then review research on the pharmacological effects of alcohol and drinking contexts. They ultimately propose intoxicated aggression as the interaction of pharmacological effects of alcohol consumption, individual differences, and contextual factors. The paper concludes by suggesting research possibilities for intervention strategies to prevent intoxicated aggression and violence.
Topic Areas: 
Alcohol, Risk, Prevention
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
139
Publication Date: 
1998/05