Biased decision-making processes in aggressive boys.

  title={Biased decision-making processes in aggressive boys.},
  author={Kenneth A. Dodge and Joseph P. Newman},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={90 4},
Recent evidence has suggested that aggressive boys demonstrate a bias toward attributing hostility to peers in unwarranted circumstances. This study explored two aspects of cognitive processing that might be related to attributional bias: speed of decision making and selective recall of hostile cues. Groups of aggressive and nonaggressive boys at three age levels participated in a detective game in which the task was to accumulate evidence in order to decide whether or not a peer had acted with… CONTINUE READING

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