USA Today cites Bushman research on 'mean drunks'
People who lack the ability to consider the future consequences of their current actions are more likely to be aggressive when they're drunk, according to a new study by Ohio State School of Communication professor Brad Bushman, which was cited Jan. 5 on usatoday.com.
"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," Bushman told CNN.
The study included 495 adults with an average age of 23 who were social drinkers. They were given a test to determine their ability to think about the future impact of their current actions.
The study appears online and in a future print issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.