Accelerants are materials that speed up the progress of a fire.

In the psychology context, accelerants refer to any substances or environmental factors that can contribute to the increased likelihood or severity of aggressive or violent behavior. Accelerants can be physical or psychological, and may include factors such as drugs or alcohol, exposure to violent media, or personal stressors.

Examples of accelerants include:

It's important to note that accelerants do not necessarily cause aggressive behavior on their own, but rather increase the likelihood of such behavior when combined with other risk factors.