3. Alcohol and Aggression: Theories and Mechanisms

  1. Mary McMurran
  1. Peter R. Giancola

Published Online: 16 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118411094.ch3

Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention and Treatment

Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention and Treatment

How to Cite

Giancola, P. R. (2012) Alcohol and Aggression: Theories and Mechanisms, in Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention and Treatment (ed M. McMurran), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118411094.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin3 and
  2. Mary McMurran2

Series Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, UK

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119952749

Online ISBN: 9781118411094

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Keywords:

  • understanding the problem;
  • alcohol and aggression, theories and mechanisms;
  • etiology, or underlying mechanisms, of alcohol-related violence;
  • alcohol intoxication and behavioral disinhibition;
  • alcohol and the Jekyll and Hyde effect;
  • disinhibition model and aggression, expectancy model as the opposite;
  • cognitive models of alcohol-related aggression;
  • inhibition conflict presence, facilitating alcohol-related aggression;
  • AMM myopic effect on attention, intoxication impairing cognitive;
  • AMM theoretical framework in alcohol-related aggression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theories of Alcohol-Related Aggression

  • The AMM and Aggression

  • Hypothetical Accounts by Which Distraction Reduces Aggression: State Mechanisms

  • Practical Implications for How to Reduce Alcohol-Related Aggression

  • Conclusions and Directions for Future Research

  • Acknowledgment

  • References