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Personalization and differentiation as moderators of triggered displaced aggression towards out-group targets

Vasquez, Eduardo A., Ensari, Nurcan, Pedersen, William C., Tan, Rae Yunzi, Miller, Norman (2007) Personalization and differentiation as moderators of triggered displaced aggression towards out-group targets. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37 (2). pp. 297-319. ISSN 0046-2772. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.359) (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)

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Abstract

Two studies examined the reduction of triggered displaced aggression (TDA) via bottom-up processing modes of de-categorization. Participants were provoked by the experimenter and then interacted with an ostensible out-group member who either did or did not provide a second (triggering) provocation. Study 1 compared TDA toward a triggering out-group member who had previously been either differentiated from the out-group, made the focus of self-other comparison, or was in a no-information control condition. As predicted, both differentiation and self-other comparison reduced aggression relative to the control condition. Study 2 examined the effect of negative self-disclosure from the out-group target, and contrasted its effects with both self-other comparison with a negative other, and a no-information control condition. As predicted, triggered participants in the negative self-disclosure condition aggressed less than those triggered in the negative self-other comparison or no-information control conditions. The liking induced by self-disclosure mediated its aggression-reducing effect.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ejsp.359
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Eduardo Vasquez
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 16:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35024 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vasquez, Eduardo A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7634-2689
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