Fueling the Fire: Violent Metaphors, Trait Aggression, and Support for Political Violence

@inproceedings{Kalmoe2014FuelingTF,
  title={Fueling the Fire: Violent Metaphors, Trait Aggression, and Support for Political Violence},
  author={Nathan P. Kalmoe},
  year={2014}
}
The recent concurrence of violent political rhetoric and violence against political targets in the U.S. and abroad has raised public concern about the effects of language on citizens. Building from theoretical foundations in aggression research, I fielded two nationally representative survey experiments and a third local experiment preceding the 2010 midterm elections to investigate support for violence against political authority. Subjects were randomly assigned to view one of two forms of the… CONTINUE READING

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