Female American college students (N = 81) were either angered, treated in a positive, or in a neutral manner prior to their observing equally arousing aggressive, humorous, or control films. They were then allowed both to aggress against and reward the confederate-instigator. The results indicate that for angered individuals both the aggressive and humorous films facilitated aggression, but that the type of film had no significant effects on reward behavior.
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- Social Psychology