Internet trolling and everyday sadism: Parallel effects on pain perception and moral judgment.

  title={Internet trolling and everyday sadism: Parallel effects on pain perception and moral judgment.},
  author={Erin E Buckels and Paul D. Trapnell and Tamara Andjelovic and Delroy L. Paulhus},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={87 2},
OBJECTIVE This research seeks to clarify the association between online trolling and sadistic personality, and to provide evidence that the reward and rationalization processes at work in sadism are likewise manifest in online trolling. METHOD Online respondents (community adults and university students; total N = 1,715) completed self-report measures of personality and trolling behavior. They subsequently engaged in one of two judgment tasks. In Study 1, respondents viewed stimuli depicting… 
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