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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918082/relation-between-social-information-processing-and-intimate-partner-violence-in-dating-couples
#1
Sarah Setchell, Patti Timmons Fritz, Jillian Glasgow
We used couple-level data to predict physical acts of intimate partner violence (IPV) from self-reported negative emotions and social information-processing (SIP) abilities among 100 dating couples (n = 200; mean age = 21.45 years). Participants read a series of hypothetical conflict situation vignettes and responded to questionnaires to assess negative emotions and various facets of SIP including attributions for partner behavior, generation of response alternatives, and response selection. We conducted a series of negative binomial mixed-model regressions based on the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM; Kenny, Kashy, & Cook, 2006, Dyadic data analysis...
December 5, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918071/the-bidirectional-associations-between-state-anger-and-rumination-and-the-role-of-trait-mindfulness
#2
Ashley Borders, Shou-En Lu
Rumination is associated with exacerbated angry mood. Angry moods may also trigger rumination. However, research has not empirically tested the bidirectional associations of state rumination and anger, as experience sampling methodology can do. We predicted that state anger and rumination would be bi-directionally associated, both concurrently and over time, even controlling for trait anger and rumination. In addition, because mindfulness is associated with rumination and anger at the bivariate level, we examined the effect of trait mindfulness on the bidirectional association between state rumination and anger...
December 5, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878826/a-multifaceted-risk-analysis-of-fathers-self-reported-physical-violence-toward-their-children
#3
Noora Ellonen, Kirsi Peltonen, Tarja Pösö, Staffan Janson
Existing research has shown that child maltreatment is carried out by both mothers and fathers. There is also an extensive body of literature analyzing reasons for mothers' violent behavior. Among fathers, reasons are less well studied, resulting in the lack of a comprehensive picture of paternal child abuse. In this study, 20 child-, parent-, and family-related factors have been included in a combined analysis to assess which of these may pose a risk for fathers' severe violent behavior toward their children...
November 23, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859353/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-brief-versus-standard-group-parenting-program-for-toddler-aggression
#4
Lucy A Tully, Caroline Hunt
Physical aggression (PA) in the toddler years is common and developmentally normal, however, longitudinal research shows that frequent PA is highly stable and associated with long-term negative outcomes. Significant research has demonstrated the efficacy of parenting interventions for reducing externalizing behavior in children yet their typical length may overburden families, leading to low participation rates and high attrition rates. To increase the reach of parenting interventions and impact on the prevalence of externalizing behavior problems, brief interventions are needed...
November 17, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859386/bullying-participant-roles-and-gender-as-predictors-of-bystander-intervention
#5
Lyndsay N Jenkins, Amanda B Nickerson
Although the importance of peer bystanders in bullying has been recognized, there are few studies that examine the phenomenon in relation to Latané and Darley's (1970) classic Bystander Intervention Model, which states that there are five stages of bystander intervention: (i) notice the event; (ii) interpret the event as an emergency that requires assistance; (iii) accept responsibility for intervening; (iv) know how to intervene or provide help; and (v) implement intervention decisions. This study examined preliminary evidence of reliability and validity of the Bystander Intervention Model in Bullying (Nickerson, Aloe, Livingston, & Feeley, 2014), and the extent to which bullying role behavior (bullying, assisting, victimization, defending, and outsider behavior) and gender predicted each step of the model with a sample of 299 middle school students...
November 11, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859336/the-effects-of-environmental-resource-and-security-on-aggressive-behavior
#6
Henry Kin Shing Ng, Tak Sang Chow
Exposure to different environments has been reported to change aggressive behavior, but previous research did not consider the underlying elements that caused such an effect. Based on previous work on environmental perception, we examined the role of environmental resource and security in altering aggression level. In three experiments, participants were exposed to environments that varied in resource (High vs. Low) and security (High vs. Low) levels, after which aggression was measured. The environments were presented through visual priming (Experiments 1-2) and a first-person gameplay (Experiment 3)...
November 11, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779315/teacher-attunement-to-peer-nominated-aggressors
#7
Molly Dawes, Chin-Chih Chen, Sharon K Zumbrunn, Meera Mehtaji, Thomas W Farmer, Jill V Hamm
This study examined the associations between teacher attunement to aggressive students and students' characteristics in a sample (n = 278) of youth in 5th-grade classrooms with the assumption that certain student characteristics may either prime or hinder teachers' attunement to aggressive students. Teacher attunement was measured as the agreement between teacher- and peer-nominations for students who start fights. Teachers rated their students on the following characteristics: academic competence, affiliation, popularity, internalizing behavior, and Olympian qualities...
October 25, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775160/violent-behavior-among-military-reservists
#8
Jamie Kwan, Margaret Jones, Lisa Hull, Simon Wessely, Nicola Fear, Deirdre MacManus
Large numbers of British and American Reservists have been deployed to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Little is known about the impact of deployment and combat exposure on violent behavior in Reservists. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of self-reported violent behavior among a representative sample of United Kingdom Reservists, the risk factors associated with violence and the impact of deployment and combat exposure on violence. This study used data from a large cohort study of randomly selected UK military personnel and included Reservists who were in service at the time of sampling (n = 1710)...
October 24, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775152/on-the-role-of-dominance-and-nurturance-in-the-confluence-model-a-person-centered-approach-to-the-prediction-of-sexual-aggression
#9
Stefan J Troche, Philipp Yorck Herzberg
Malamuth's (1998) confluence model holds that the combination of hostile masculinity, impersonal sexuality, and the constellation of high dominance and low nurturance plays a crucial role in explaining men's sexual aggression against women. Most studies on the confluence model concentrate on hostile masculinity and impersonal sexuality rather than dominance and nurturance. Using a person-centered approach, we investigated whether sexual aggressive men could be better identified in a sample of 692 men when not only hostile masculinity and impersonal sexuality but also dominance and nurturance were used as indicators in a latent profile analysis...
October 24, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766650/neural-correlates-of-proactive-and-reactive-aggression-in-adolescent-twins
#10
Yaling Yang, Shantanu H Joshi, Neda Jahanshad, Paul M Thompson, Laura A Baker
Verbal and physical aggression begin early in life and steadily decline thereafter in normal development. As a result, elevated aggressive behavior in adolescence may signal atypical development and greater vulnerability for negative mental and health outcomes. Converging evidence suggests that brain disturbances in regions involved in impulse control, emotional regulation, and sensation seeking may contribute to heightened aggression. However, little is known regarding the neural mechanisms underlying subtypes of aggression (i...
October 21, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747889/physical-and-relational-bullying-and-victimization-differential-relations-with-adolescent-dating-and-sexual-behavior
#11
Andrew V Dane, Zopito A Marini, Anthony A Volk, Tracy Vaillancourt
Taking an evolutionary psychological perspective, we investigated whether involvement in bullying as a perpetrator or victim was more likely if adolescents reported having more dating and sexual partners than their peers, an indication of greater engagement in competition for mates. A total of 334 adolescents (173 boys, 160 girls) between the ages of 12 and 16 years (M = 13.6, SD = 1.3), recruited from community youth organizations, completed self-report measures of physical and relational bullying and victimization, as well as dating and sexual behavior...
October 17, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747888/the-role-of-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-rewards-in-committing-violence-during-combat-a-cross-sectional-study-with-former-combatants-in-the-dr-congo
#12
Roos Haer, Katharin Hermenau, Thomas Elbert, James K Moran, Tobias Hecker
It has been postulated that the violent behavior that characterizes armed conflict is reinforced by the possibility of receiving rewards. The present study examined the potential influence of two types of rewards in an ongoing setting of conflict: extrinsic and intrinsic rewards. Former combatants active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (N = 198) were interviewed and questioned about the way they were recruited, the offenses they committed during combat, their level of perceived intrinsic rewards (i...
October 17, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629652/an-erp-study-on-hostile-attribution-bias-in-aggressive-and-nonaggressive-individuals
#13
Jean Gagnon, Mercédès Aubin, Fannie Carrier Emond, Sophie Derguy, Alex Fernet Brochu, Monique Bessette, Pierre Jolicoeur
Hostile attribution bias (e.g., tendency to interpret the intention of others as hostile in ambiguous social contexts) has been associated with impulsive aggression in adults, but the results are mixed and the complete sequence of hostile inferential processes leading to aggression has not been investigated yet. The goal of this event-related brain potentials (ERPs) study was to track the neural activity associated with the violation of expectations about hostile versus nonhostile intentions in aggressive and nonaggressive individuals and examine how this neural activity relates to self-reported hostile attributional bias and impulsive aggression in real life...
September 14, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629521/predicting-aggression-in-adolescence-the-interrelation-between-a-lack-of-social-goals
#14
Babette C M van Hazebroek, Tjeert Olthof, Frits A Goossens
In an attempt to explain the inconsistent findings and overall weak relation between empathy and aggression, we focused on the role of emotional empathy (emotions of concern, compassion or sympathy toward a (potential) victim), agentic goals (the desire to be dominant during social interaction with peers) and their interplay (mediation or moderation) in the prediction of proactive aggression (learned instrumental behavior) in adolescence. Data were collected from 550 young Dutch adolescents, who filled out multiple questionnaires...
September 14, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629385/unanimous-versus-partial-rejection-how-the-number-of-excluders-influences-the-impact-of-ostracism-in-children
#15
Marlene J Sandstrom, Marike H F Deutz, Tessa A M Lansu, Tirza H J van Noorden, Johan C Karremans, Antonius H N Cillessen
Previous research has shown that ostracism-the experience of being ignored and excluded-has negative effects on all of us, young and old. Using a Cyberball paradigm, the present research replicates the effects of ostracism on the moods (anger, anxiety, happiness, and anger) and fundamental needs (belongingness, control, meaningful existence, and self-esteem) of children (Study 1) and then extends the literature by examining the role of the number of ostracizers and inclusive members in this process by randomly assigning children to conditions varying in degree of ostracism (Study 2)...
September 14, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629251/what-is-past-is-prologue-a-population-based-case-control-study-of-repeat-victimization-premature-mortality-and-homicide
#16
William Alex Pridemore, Mark T Berg
We examined risk of male premature mortality associated with recent criminal victimization. Prior victimization is among the most consistent predictors of future risk but the explanation of repeat victimization remains elusive. Two general perspectives frame this debate. According to the state-dependence perspective, repeat victimization is forged through intervening processes connecting an initial with a subsequent violent victimization. According to the risk-heterogeneity perspective, this association is spurious because all victimization events for a person result from underlying individual traits...
September 14, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629104/helping-and-hurting-others-person-and-situation-effects-on-aggressive-and-prosocial-behavior-as-assessed-by-the-tangram-task
#17
Muniba Saleem, Christopher P Barlett, Craig A Anderson, Ian Hawkins
The Tangram Help/Hurt Task is a laboratory-based measure designed to simultaneously assess helpful and hurtful behavior. Across five studies we provide evidence that further establishes the convergent and discriminant validity of the Tangram Help/Hurt Task. Cross-sectional and meta-analytic evidence finds consistently significant associations between helpful and hurtful scores on the Tangram Task and prosocial and aggressive personality traits. Experimental evidence reveals that situational primes known to induce aggressive and prosocial behavior significantly influence helpful and hurtful scores on the Tangram Help/Hurt Task...
September 14, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605486/do-the-same-risk-and-protective-factors-influence-aggression-toward-partners-and-same-sex-others
#18
Elizabeth A Bates, John Archer, Nicola Graham-Kevan
The current studies examined whether several risk and protective factors operate similarly for intimate partner violence (IPV) and same-sex aggression (SSA) in the same sample, and to assess whether they show similar associations for men and women. Study 1 (N = 345) tested perceived benefits and costs, and instrumental and expressive beliefs about aggression: perceived costs predicted IPV and SSA for both men and women. Expressive beliefs predicted IPV (more strongly for women), and instrumental beliefs predicted SSA...
September 7, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605443/examining-the-reactive-proactive-questionnaire-in-adults-in-forensic-and-non-forensic-settings-a-variable-and-person-based-approach
#19
Suzanne Brugman, Liza J M Cornet, Danique Smeijers, Kirsten Smeets, Sanne Oostermeijer, Jan K Buitelaar, Robbert-Jan Verkes, Jill Lobbestael, Catharina H de Kogel, Lucres M C Jansen
The Reactive Proactive Questionnaire (RPQ) was originally developed to assess reactive and proactive aggressive behavior in children. Nevertheless, some studies have used the RPQ in adults. This study examines the reliability of the RPQ within an adult sample by investigating whether reactive and proactive aggression can be distinguished at a variable- and person-based level. Male adults from forensic samples (N = 237) and from the general population (N = 278) completed the RPQ questionnaire. Variable-based approaches, including factor analyses, were conducted to verify the two-factor model of the RPQ and to examine alternative factor solutions of the 23 items...
September 7, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605394/predicting-cyberbullying-perpetration-in-emerging-adults-a-theoretical-test-of-the-barlett-gentile-cyberbullying-model
#20
Christopher Barlett, Kristina Chamberlin, Zachary Witkower
The Barlett and Gentile Cyberbullying Model (BGCM) is a learning-based theory that posits the importance of positive cyberbullying attitudes predicting subsequent cyberbullying perpetration. Furthermore, the tenants of the BGCM state that cyberbullying attitude are likely to form when the online aggressor believes that the online environment allows individuals of all physical sizes to harm others and they are perceived as anonymous. Past work has tested parts of the BGCM; no study has used longitudinal methods to examine this model fully...
September 7, 2016: Aggressive Behavior
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