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FlashReport Flies on the wall are less aggressive : Self-distancing “ in the heat of the moment ” reduces aggressive thoughts , angry feelings and aggressive behavior

@inproceedings{Mischkowski2012FlashReportFO,
  title={FlashReport Flies on the wall are less aggressive : Self-distancing “ in the heat of the moment ” reduces aggressive thoughts , angry feelings and aggressive behavior},
  author={Dominik Mischkowski and Ethan Kross and Brad J. Bushman},
  year={2012}
}
a r t i c l e i n f o People tend to ruminate after being provoked, which is like using gasoline to put out a fire—it feeds the flame by keeping aggressive thoughts and angry feelings active. In contrast, reflecting over past provocations from a self-distanced or " fly on the wall " perspective reduces aggressive thoughts and angry feelings. However, it is unclear whether people can self-distance " in the heat of the moment " (i.e., immediately after being provoked), and if they can, whether… 

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