Self-Control Peculiarities of Men with Alcohol Dependence



The article presents the results of an empirical research of self-regulation peculiarities of men with alcohol dependence. Self-regulation is defined as a system process which is comprised of initiation, planning and modeling processes, evaluation and correction of one's external and internal activities in accordance with goals. In case of alcohol dependence as one of the forms of destructive addictive behavior, serious disorders occur in one's personality sphere. Firstly, negative changes emerge in all mental processes. Secondly, alcohol abuse leads to disorders in the emotional sphere. Addicts are liable to aggressive and uncontrolled acts. The empirical study that aimed to detect peculiarities in self-regulation altered by the establishing alcohol dependence. The experimental group included 40 men diagnosed with the second and third stages of alcoholism. The results of the empirical study can be used in preventive programs based on techniques of developing self-regulation.

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Keywords: addictive behavior, alcohol dependence, self-regulation, self-regulation style, frustration

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article


Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful to clinical psychologist Galina A. Kanunnikova for assistance in data collection (Addiction Clinic №17, Moscow, Russia)

For citation: Vlasova N.V., Lanovaya A.M. Self-Control Peculiarities of Men with Alcohol Dependence [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2021. Vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 208–220. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2021110215. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Nataliya V. Vlasova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alesya M. Lanovaya, Researcher of the Department of Preventive Care, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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