Violent behaviour and interpretative bias: an experimental study of the resolution of ambiguity in violent offenders.

@article{Copello1990ViolentBA,
  title={Violent behaviour and interpretative bias: an experimental study of the resolution of ambiguity in violent offenders.},
  author={Alex G Copello and Pradip Tata},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={417-28}
}
The present study used an information-processing approach to investigate differences in interpretation of sentences which were ambiguous for violent or neutral meaning across three groups of subjects: violent offenders, non-violent offender controls and a group of non-offender controls. Subjects were presented with unambiguous and ambiguous sentences. The ambiguous sentences were selected so that they could be interpreted in either a threatening or neutral manner. A recognition memory test… CONTINUE READING

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