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The moderating effect of trigger intensity on triggered displaced aggression

Vasquez, Eduardo A., Denson, Thomas F., Pedersen, William C., Stenstrom, Doug M., Miller, Norman (2005) The moderating effect of trigger intensity on triggered displaced aggression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41 (1). pp. 61-67. ISSN 0022-1031. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2004.05.007) (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:34971)

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Abstract

Many instances of aggression result in excessive retaliation in response to a seemingly trivial triggering event. The triggered displaced aggression paradigm (TDA; Miller, Pedersen, Earleywine, & Pollock, 2003) provides an experimental vehicle for exploring such occurrences. Participants were either provoked or not and were subsequently exposed to a neutral, mild, or moderately strong triggering event from a second bogus participant. Consistent with TDA theory (Miller et al., 2003), disjunctively escalated aggressive behavior occurred only among previously provoked participants when responding to the mild triggering event, but not the moderately strong or neutral trigger. Independent of provocation, the neutral triggering event elicited very low levels of aggression, whereas the moderately strong trigger elicited moderate levels of aggression. Implications for instances of real world aggression are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jesp.2004.05.007
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Eduardo Vasquez
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2013 12:36 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34971 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vasquez, Eduardo A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7634-2689
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