Aggression and heat: mediating effects of prior provocation and exposure to an aggressive model.

@article{Baron1975AggressionAH,
  title={Aggression and heat: mediating effects of prior provocation and exposure to an aggressive model.},
  author={Robert A. Baron and Philip A. Bell},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1975},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={825-32}
}
Sixty-four undergraduate males participated in an experiment designed to examine the effects of level of prior anger arousal, exposure to an aggressive model, and ambient temperature on physical aggression. On the basis of Bandura's social learning theory of aggression, it was predicted that uncomfortably hot environmental conditions would be most effective in facilitating later aggression when subjects had both witnessed the actions of the model and been exposed to strong provocation from the… CONTINUE READING