I am excited to say that I have partnered with a couple of psychologists at FIU to study whether self-control alters the association between drinking alcohol and violent behavior. We are using an experimental design in which some participants will be randomly assigned to consume what amounts to about four alcoholic drinks (vodka mix), while others will only be assigned to drink juice where the rim of the glass is coated in vodka (placebo). All participants will then respond to scenarios in which they have an opportunity to be physically violent toward someone else in response to being provoked. The two key questions are: 1) Will the participants who consumed the alcoholic drink be more likely to state intentions to be aggressive? 2) Does this association depend on the level of self-control in the participants? Self-control is being measured using the Tangney et al. (2004) scale before participants are randomly assigned to their drinks. Data for this study will be collected over the next year. Findings may help to explain why getting drunk is more likely to lead to violence in some people relative to others.