The effects of alcohol intoxication on aggressive responses in men and women

Citation
Pns. Hoaken et Ro. Pihl, The effects of alcohol intoxication on aggressive responses in men and women, ALC ALCOHOL, 35(5), 2000, pp. 471-477
Citations number
43
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry","Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM
ISSN journal
0735-0414 → ACNP
Volume
35
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
471 - 477
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(200009/10)35:5<471:TEOAIO>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
A considerable literature, clinical and experimental, has demonstrated the aggression-eliciting effects of alcohol intoxication. However, the focus of the experimental literature has been primarily on men and the studies on w omen have been inconclusive. This study was conducted to test for possible gender differences in the manifestation of alcohol-induced aggression. Part icipants were 54 males and 60 females, aged 18-30 years, who competed in a competitive agression paradigm either sober or intoxicated. As expected, in toxicated men were more aggressive than their sober peers. However, under h igh provocation, both sober and intoxicated, women manifested aggression co mparable to the intoxicated men. This study suggests that women can be as a ggressive as men, and that alcohol intoxication does not seem to be as impo rtant a determining factor.