Film-induced arousal and aggressive behavior

Charles W. Mueller, Edward Donnerstein

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Volume119
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1983

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