Looking again, and harder, for a link between low self-esteem and aggression.

@article{Bushman2009LookingAA,
  title={Looking again, and harder, for a link between low self-esteem and aggression.},
  author={Brad J. Bushman and Roy F. Baumeister and Sander Thomaes and Ehri Ryu and Sander Begeer and Stephen G. West},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={427-46}
}
Recent field studies have revived the hypothesis that low self-esteem causes aggression. Accordingly, we reanalyzed the data from a previous experiment and conducted a new experiment to study direct physical aggression in the form of blasting a fellow participant with aversive noise. We also conducted a field study using a measure of indirect aggression in the form of a consequential negative evaluation. High narcissists were more aggressive than others but only when provoked by insult or… CONTINUE READING