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Role of cognitive-emotional mediators and individual differences in the effects of media violence on aggression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2308072     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that observation of media violence elicits thoughts and emotional responses related to aggression. In Experiment 1, highly violent videotapes elicited more aggressive cognitions than did a less violent tape. This effect was moderated by the trait of stimulus screening. In Experiment 2, aggressive cognitions increased with the level of violence in the videotape, and physical assaultiveness influenced this effect. Hostility and systolic blood pressure were higher in response to the most violent video than in response to the other two. Hostility was influenced by emotional susceptibility and dissipation-rumination, and systolic blood pressure was influenced by emotional susceptibility and assaultiveness.
Authors:
B J Bushman; R G Geen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-09     Completed Date:  1990-04-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aggression / psychology*
Arousal
Emotions*
Female
Humans
Imitative Behavior
Individuality*
Male
Personality Tests
Television*
Thinking*
Violence*

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