Chapter 12. Alcohol and Aggressive Cognition

  1. Theresa A. Gannon DPhil, CPsychol Lecturer lead investigator1,
  2. Tony Ward PhD, DipClinPsyc Director2,
  3. Anthony R. Beech PhD, CPsychol professor Fellow3 and
  4. Dawn Fisher PhD Head Senior Research Fellow4,5
  1. Mary McMurran Professor Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746295.ch12

Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice

Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice

How to Cite

McMurran, M. (2007) Alcohol and Aggressive Cognition, in Aggressive Offenders' Cognition: Theory, Research, and Practice (eds T. A. Gannon, T. Ward, A. R. Beech and D. Fisher), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746295.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6001, New Zealand

  3. 3

    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

  4. 4

    Llanarth Court Hospital, Raglan, Wales, NP15 2YD, UK

  5. 5

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham, NG3 6AA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 NOV 2007

Book Series:

  1. Forensic Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin6 and
  2. Mary McMurran7

Series Editor Information

  1. 6

    Henry Wellcome Building, School of Psychology, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK

  2. 7

    School of Community Health Sciences, Division of Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham, NG3 6AA, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470034026

Online ISBN: 9780470746295

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Keywords:

  • alcohol and aggressive cognition;
  • violence acknowledged by WHO - significant public health problem and role of alcohol in youth violence, child abuse, domestic violence;
  • alcohol and aggression;
  • experience of harshness and unpopularity - leading to acquisition of hostile attributional biases;
  • alcohol and aggressive cognition;
  • alcohol-aggression outcome expectancies;
  • expectancies of confidence and social facilitation;
  • Control of Violence for Angry Impulsive Drinkers (COVAID)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Alcohol and Aggression

  • How does Alcohol Increase Aggressiveness?

  • Alcohol and Aggressive Cognition

  • Treatment

  • Conclusions

  • References