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

Vasquez, Eduardo A. and Ensari, Nurcan and Pedersen, William C. and Tan, Rae Yunzi and 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:https://doi.org/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
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: 24 Apr 2017 14:37 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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