Title

Predicting Aggressive behavior using Ego Depletion, Provocation and Dispositional Aggressiveness

Graduation Year

2017

Comments

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Abstract

This study, based on the I-Cubed model behavior, examined situational factors which can contribute to the manifestation of aggressive behavior. Participants included 96 students from Illinois Wesleyan University. An E-Crossing task was utilized as an Ego- Depletion task to manipulate participants' levels of inhibition, negative feedback from an ostensible other participant was used to provoke participants and manipulate instigation, and dispositional aggressiveness- measures on the Buss- Perry Aggression Questionnaire- was used as the factor of impellance. Analyses indicated that the provocation of participants played a key role in predicting aggressive behavior, but Ego- Depletion did not significantly impact this prediction.

Disciplines

Psychology

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