Effects of Alcohol on Human Aggression: An Integrative Research Review

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Journal Article (Review)

This review used quantitative and qualitative techniques to integrate the alcohol and aggression literature. The primary purpose of the review was to determine if a causal relation exists between alcohol and aggression. The main meta-analysis included 30 experimental studies that used between-subjects designs, male confederates, and male subjects who were social drinkers. Studies using other designs or subject populations were integrated with meta-analytic procedures when possible and summarized descriptively when not. The results of the review indicate that alcohol does indeed cause aggression. However, alcohol effects were moderated by certain methodological parameters.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bushman, BJ; Cooper, HM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 341 - 354

PubMed ID

  • 2140902

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2140902

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2909

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0033-2909.107.3.341

Citation Source

  • Scopus