Wayne A. Warburton

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We hypothesized that increasing or decreasing levels of control in an ostracized individual could moderate aggressive responding to ostracism. Participants were either ostracized or included in a spontaneous game of toss, and then exposed to a series of blasts of aversive noise, the onsets over which they had either control or no control. Aggression was(More)
0191-8869/$ see front matter 2011 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.01.014 ⇑ Corresponding author. E-mail addresses: zoe.given-wilson09@ucl.ac.uk ( wain@mq.edu.au (D. McIlwain), Wayne.warburton@m 1 The ability to reflect and operate on mental states This paper profiles meta-cognitive (affect-dysregulation, empathy and identity-concerns) and(More)
Despite recent growth of research on the effects of prosocial media, processes underlying these effects are not well understood. Two studies explored theoretically relevant mediators and moderators of the effects of prosocial media on helping. Study 1 examined associations among prosocial- and violent-media use, empathy, and helping in samples from seven(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to test the Biosocial Theory of borderline personality disorder (BPD) that posits that borderline traits are due to emotional dysregulation, caused by the interaction between childhood emotional vulnerability and invaliding parenting. METHOD A total of 250 adults (76% female, median age = 32.06 years) from a nonclinical population(More)
Cultural generality versus specificity of media violence effects on aggression was examined in seven countries (Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States). Participants reported aggressive behaviors, media use habits, and several other known risk and protective factors for aggression. Across nations, exposure to violent screen(More)
For over seven decades social psychological theories advanced understanding of aggressive behavior. The most recent major model – the General Aggression Model (GAM) – integrates prior theories, thereby encompassing the broadest range of aggressive phenomena. GAM is built on research about factors within a person that predispose them to aggression; factors(More)
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