Social-information-processing factors in reactive and proactive aggression in children's peer groups.

  title={Social-information-processing factors in reactive and proactive aggression in children's peer groups.},
  author={Kenneth A. Dodge and John D. Coie},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={53 6},
We examined social-information-processing mechanisms (e.g., hostile attributional biases and intention-cue detection deficits) in chronic reactive and proactive aggressive behavior in children's peer groups. In Study 1, a teacher-rating instrument was developed to assess these behaviors in elementary school children (N = 259). Reactive and proactive scales were found to be internally consistent, and factor analyses partially supported convergent and discriminant validities. In Study 2… CONTINUE READING
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