A Preliminary Investigation of a New Pictorial Method of Measuring Aggression-Supportive Cognition amongst Young Aggressive Males.

Hutchings, J.N. and Gannon, T.A. and Gilchrist, E. (2008) A Preliminary Investigation of a New Pictorial Method of Measuring Aggression-Supportive Cognition amongst Young Aggressive Males. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A new pictorial assessment was developed to measure aggression-supportive cognitions among young aggressive male students. The assessment was comprised of 17 watercolor ambiguous sketches that could be interpreted in either an aggressive or a benign manner (e.g., two young people facing each other with their arms folded). The results showed that high trait aggressive male students were more likely to make hostile attributions of the pictures, providing significantly more themes of entitlement and power in the stories they generated about the pictures. Aggressive male students also endorsed significantly more aggression-supportive cognitions on a self-report measure and provided some supporting qualitative accounts of physically aggressive encounters. The results of this study are discussed and evaluated with reference to future work with young violent adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Published Online.
Uncontrolled keywords: aggression; implicit theories; pictorial; cognition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 13:05
Last Modified: 08 May 2009 10:01
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15174 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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