In your face: the biased judgement of fear-anger expressions in violent offenders

@inproceedings{Wegrzyn2017InYF,
  title={In your face: the biased judgement of fear-anger expressions in violent offenders},
  author={Martin Wegrzyn and Sina Westphal and Johanna Kissler},
  booktitle={BMC psychology},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Why is it that certain violent criminals repeatedly find themselves engaged in brawls? Many inmates report having felt provoked or threatened by their victims, which might be due to a tendency to ascribe malicious intentions when faced with ambiguous social signals, termed hostile attribution bias. METHODS The present study presented morphed fear-anger faces to prison inmates with a history of violent crimes, a history of child sexual abuse, and to matched controls form the general… CONTINUE READING