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Human aggression.
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Using the general aggression model (GAM), this review posits cognition, affect, and arousal to mediate the effects of situational and personological variables on aggression. Expand
Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavior in eastern and western countries: a meta-analytic review.
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The evidence strongly suggests that exposure to violent video games is a causal risk factor for increased aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition, and aggressive affect and for decreased empathy and prosocial behavior. Expand
Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggressive Behavior, Aggressive Cognition, Aggressive Affect, Physiological Arousal, and Prosocial Behavior: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Scientific Literature
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A meta-analytic review of the video-game research literature reveals that violent video games increase aggressive behavior in children and young adults and that playing violent videogames also decreases prosocial behavior. Expand
Psychological Entitlement: Interpersonal Consequences and Validation of a Self-Report Measure
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The Psychological Entitlement Scale was found to be reliable and valid, not associated with social desirability, stable across time, and correlated negatively with two of the Big Five factors: agreeableness and emotional stability. Expand
Does Venting Anger Feed or Extinguish the Flame? Catharsis, Rumination, Distraction, Anger, and Aggressive Responding
Does distraction or rumination work better to diffuse anger? Catharsis theory predicts that rumination works best, but empirical evidence is lacking. In this study, angered participants hit aExpand
Threatened egotism, narcissism, self-esteem, and direct and displaced aggression: Does self-love or self-hate lead to violence?
It has been widely asserted that low self-esteem causes violence, but laboratory evidence is lacking, and some contrary observations have characterized aggressors as having favorable self-opinions.Expand
Threatened egotism, narcissism, self-esteem, and direct and displaced aggression: does self-love or self-hate lead to violence?
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These findings contradict the popular view that low self-esteem causes aggression and point instead toward threatened egotism as an important cause. Expand
Violent Video Games and Hostile Expectations: A Test of the General Aggression Model
Research conducted over several decades has shown that violent media increase aggression. It is now time to move beyond the question of whether violent media increase aggression to answering theExpand
Is it time to pull the plug on the hostile versus instrumental aggression dichotomy?
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It seems a proper time to "pull the plug" and allow the hostile-instrumental aggression dichotomy a dignified death. Expand
Egos inflating over time: a cross-temporal meta-analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.
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A cross-temporal meta-analysis found that narcissism levels have risen over the generations in 85 samples of American college students who completed the 40-item forced-choice Narcissistic Personality Inventory between 1979 and 2006, complementing previous studies finding increases in other individualistic traits. Expand
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