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Chewing on It Can Chew You Up: Effects of Rumination on Triggered Displaced Aggression

Bushman, Brad J., Bonacci, Angelica M., Pedersen, William C., Vasquez, Eduardo A., Miller, Norman (2005) Chewing on It Can Chew You Up: Effects of Rumination on Triggered Displaced Aggression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88 (6). pp. 969-983. ISSN 0022-3514. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.88.6.969) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34963)

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Abstract

Ruminating about a provocation increases the likelihood of displaced aggression following a minor annoyance (trigger). In Study 1, provoked participants who ruminated for 25 min were more aggressive toward a fumbling confederate than were distracted participants. Provocation-induced negative affect was positively related to aggression but only among those who ruminated. Study 2 conceptually replicated Study 1 and also found that the more negatively people reacted to the trigger, the more likely the trigger was to increase displaced aggression. Study 3 replicated the findings of Studies 1 and 2 by using an 8-hr rumination period. All 3 studies suggest that ruminating about a provocation increases the likelihood that a minor triggering annoyance will increase displaced aggression.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/0022-3514.88.6.969
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Eduardo Vasquez
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2013 15:32 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34963 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vasquez, Eduardo A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7634-2689
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