The impact of rumination on aggressive thoughts, feelings, arousal, and behaviour.

  title={The impact of rumination on aggressive thoughts, feelings, arousal, and behaviour.},
  author={William C. Pedersen and Thomas F. Denson and R. Justin Goss and Eduardo A. Vasquez and Nicholas J. Kelley and Norman Miller},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  volume={50 Pt 2},
Although rumination following a provocation can increase aggression, no research has examined the processes responsible for this phenomenon. With predictions derived from the General Aggression Model, three experiments explored the impact of two types of post-provocation rumination on the processes whereby rumination augments aggression. In Experiment 1, relative to distraction, self-focused rumination uniquely increased the accessibility of arousal cognition, whereas provocation-focused… 

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