uit: Sciencedaily Of: abstract van de studie: Norström T. and Pape H. 2010. Alcohol, suppressed anger and violence. Addiction, 105
The two authors, Thor Norström and Hilde Pape, applied an approach that reduces the risk of drawing erroneous conclusions about cause and effect. They conclude that their study adds to the body of evidence suggesting that drinking may in fact inflict physical aggression. The authors elaborate this conclusion: "Only a tiny fraction of all drinking events involve violence and whether intoxicated aggression is likely to occur seems to depend on the drinkers' propensity to withhold angry feelings when sober."
The participants were divided into 3 equally large groups with respect to anger suppression. Among individuals who reported a high inclination to suppress feelings of anger, a 10% increase in drinking to the point of intoxication was associated with a 5% increase in violence. Researchers observed no such association among those who did not habitually suppress their angry feelings.
Vermoedelijk verdwijnt de 'rem', die hun agressieve gevoelens in toom houdt, eens ze dronken zijn. Waardoor ze hun agressie nu wel zullen uitleven.