Alcohol-Related Aggression During the College Years: Theories, Risk Factors, and Policy Implications

From Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Supplement #14

About the Course:

This publication presents an overview of the research literature on alcohol-related aggression with a focus on college students. Data from both survey studies and experimental laboratory investigations conducted on college students are reviewed. Various methodological approaches to studying the alcohol-aggression relation, and their associated limitations, are then presented and discussed. Course materials are found on pages 129-139 using Adobe toolbar page finder.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

March 2002


Peter R. Giancola, Ph.D.

About the Author:

The author is with the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about alcohol-related aggression during the college years. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the methodological approaches and limitations to studying alcohol-related aggression in college students.

  2. Identify the theoretical perspectives underlying the study of alcohol and aggression in the college population.

  3. Describe a possible risk profile for the alcohol-aggression relation and discuss policy implications stemming from current knowledge.

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