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The impact of aggressive priming, rumination, and frustration on prison sentencing

Vasquez, Eduardo A., Bartsch, Vanessa O., Pedersen, William C., Miller, Norman (2007) The impact of aggressive priming, rumination, and frustration on prison sentencing. Aggressive Behavior, 33 (6). pp. 477-485. ISSN 0096-140X. (doi:10.1002/ab.20203) (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

We tested the hypothesis that ruminating about a previous aggressive prime interacts with a subsequent minor frustration to augment aggression. Sixty participants watched a video showing a murder during a bank robbery (the aggressive prime). Those in the rumination condition were asked to write about the video for 20?min. In the no rumination condition, participants were given 20?min to complete an irrelevant task. Participants were then either frustrated or not frustrated. Our results supported the main hypothesis. Relative to the control condition, neither rumination nor frustration alone impacted aggression. Rumination, in combination with a minor frustration, however, increased the recommended prison sentence towards the targets. We discuss the implications of our findings.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ab.20203
Uncontrolled keywords: rumination;frustration;aggressive prime;prison sentencing;triggered aggression
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 16:08 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35025 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vasquez, Eduardo A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7634-2689
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