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New Study Learns Personality Trait Affects Aggression With Drinking

Aggression When Drinking

New research learns that in people who drink enough alcohol to become intoxicated have one particular personality trait. People without that trait, however, do not get any more aggressive when drunk than they would when they are sober. What is that trait? It is the ability to think about what will happen because of their actions.

“People who focus on the here and now, without thinking about the impact on the future, are more aggressive than others when they are sober, but the effect is magnified greatly when they’re drunk,” said lead study author Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University.

“If you carefully consider the consequences of your actions, it is unlikely getting drunk is going to make you any more aggressive than you usually are.”

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