Perceptions of an aggressive encounter as a function of the victim's salience and the perceiver's arousal.

Abstract

Two studies were conducted to investigate the effects of a victim's physical salience and perceivers' arousal on perceptions of a verbally aggressive interaction. Based upon evidence that there is a tendency to attribute causality to salient stimulus persons and to form more evaluatively extreme impressions of such persons, it was predicted that an… (More)

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