Censure of the model in the contagion of aggression

LADD WHEELER*, SEWARD SMITH

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Abstract

119 SS PARTICIPATED IN A 6-CONDITION EXPERIMENT INVOLVING A "DISCUSSION" BETWEEN S AND 3 TAPE-RECORDED CONFEDERATES. THE DEPENDENT VARIABLE WAS S'S VERBAL AGGRESSION TOWARD CONFEDERATE A-AS A FUNCTION OF THE DEVIANCY OF A'S OPINIONS, THE MODELING OF AGGRESSION TOWARD A BY CONFEDERATE B, AND THE CENSURING OF B FOR HIS AGGRESSION. THE RESULTS WERE THAT RESTRAINTS AGAINST AGGRESSION WERE REDUCED BY B'S MODELING OF AGGRESSION AND WERE REINSTATED BY E CENSURE OF B. B'S SELF-CENSURE OR CENSURE OF B BY CONFEDERATE C DID NOT REINSTATE RESTRAINTS. POSTEXPERIMENTAL LIKING FOR B WAS LEAST WHEN HE HAD UNJUSTIFIABLY AGGRESSED AND WHEN HE HAD BEEN CENSURED FOR JUSTIFIABLE AGGRESSION BY E OR BY CONFEDERATE C. LIKING FOR B WAS GREATEST WHEN HE HAD REFRAINED FROM JUSTIFIABLE AGGRESSION AND WHEN HE HAD CENSURED HIMSELF FOR JUSTIFIABLE AGGRESSION. REINSTATEMENT OF RESTRAINTS BY E CENSURE PRODUCED HIGH SCORES ON A DEPRESSION SCALE. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1967
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CENSURE/AGGRESSION MODEL, SMALL GROUP

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