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Aggression by Jose da Silveira, Malcolm Lader, Alyson Bond

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CHAPTER FIVE

The effects of alcohol on behavioural aggression

INTRODUCTION

Because of its association with both violent and nonviolent crime (Murdoch, Pihl, & Ross, 1990; Smith & Burvill, 1987), alcohol is generally believed to facilitate aggression. Laboratory studies have shown that alcohol increases aggressive behaviour under conditions of provocation (Gustafson, 1993) and interpersonal threat (Gantner & Taylor, 1992). Various explanations have been postulated for the effects of alcohol on aggression. Expectancy effects are powerful (Lang, Goeckner, Adesso, & Marlatt, 1975) and although alcohol is usually consumed to induce powerful positive feelings such as euphoria, anxiety reduction, and social disinhibition (Zuckerman, 1987), heavy social ...

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