Temperature and aggression: ubiquitous effects of heat on occurrence of human violence.

  title={Temperature and aggression: ubiquitous effects of heat on occurrence of human violence.},
  author={Craig A. Anderson},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={106 1},
  • C. Anderson
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • Psychology
  • Psychological bulletin
Outlines 5 models of the temperature-aggression hypothesis: negative affect escape, simple negative affect, excitation transfer/misattribution, cognitive neoassociation, and physiological-thermoregulatory. Reviews relevant studies. Aggression measures include violent crime, spouse abuse, horn-honking, and delivery of electric shock. Analysis levels include geographic regional, seasonal, monthly, and daily variations in aggression, and concomitant temperature-aggression effects in field and… 

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