The Effects of Alcohol Intake and Induced Frustration upon Art Vandalism
2000 (English)In: Social Behavior and Personality, 28, 15-28Article in journal (Refereed)
This study was designed to examine the interactive effects between
alcohol-intake and frustration effects upon art vandalism. 100 subjects, 50 men and 50
women, were randomly assigned to five experimental conditions (Control, Alcohol,
Alcohol+Frustration, Frustration and Placebo) with 10 men 10 women in each group.
Subjects were provided with the opportunity to scrawl on a picture of Adam and Eve (the
AET test). AET was also evaluated on levels of "destruction", "aggression" and
"sexuality". The results indicated that alcohol alone did not increase the degree of
vandalism, but there was a significant increase in scores of scrawling-graffiti under the
influence of alcohol+frustration. Female subjects performed graffiti-scrawling to a
significantly greater extent than male subjects in all five groups.
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Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-24385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-24385DiVA: diva2:598152