Frustration-aggression hypothesis: examination and reformulation.

@article{Berkowitz1989FrustrationaggressionHE,
  title={Frustration-aggression hypothesis: examination and reformulation.},
  author={Leonard J. Berkowitz},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1989},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={
          59-73
        }
}
  • L. Berkowitz
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • Psychology
  • Psychological bulletin
Examines the Dollard et al. (1939) frustration-aggression hypothesis. The original formulation's main proposition is limited to interference with an expected attainment of a desired goal on hostile (emotional) aggression. Although some studies have yielded negative results, others support the core proposition. Frustrations can create aggressive inclinations even when they are not arbitrary or aimed at the subject personally. Interpretations and attributions can be understood partly in terms of… 
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