Self-Control and Aggression

  title={Self-Control and Aggression},
  author={Thomas F. Denson and C. Nathan DeWall and Eli J. Finkel},
Psychological science has largely neglected the role of self-control in studying aggression. Fortunately, the past half decade has witnessed a surge of research on this long-neglected topic, including two self-control-informed integrative theories of aggression. Robust experimental evidence demonstrates that self-control failures frequently predict aggression and, conversely, that bolstering self-control decreases aggression. Research on rumination also suggests that maladaptive anger… CONTINUE READING


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