Alcohol and aggression: a test of the attention-allocation model.

  title={Alcohol and aggression: a test of the attention-allocation model.},
  author={Peter R Giancola and Michelle D Corman},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={18 7},
This article presents the first systematic test of the attention-allocation model for alcohol-related aggression. According to this model, alcohol has a "myopic" effect on attentional capacity that presumably facilitates aggression by focusing attention on more salient provocative, rather than less salient inhibitory, cues in hostile situations. Aggression was assessed using a laboratory task in which mild electric shocks were received from, and administered to, a fictitious opponent. Study 1… CONTINUE READING

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