What the ____is your problem?: Attribution theory and perceived reasons for profanity usage during conflict

@article{Young2004WhatT\_,
  title={What the \_\_\_\_is your problem?: Attribution theory and perceived reasons for profanity usage during conflict},
  author={Stacy L. Young},
  journal={Communication Research Reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={338 - 347}
}
People may use profanity during conflict in order to release pent up emotions, to show solidarity, to gain attention, to discredit the partner, and for lack of a better alternative. The perceived reasons for which people believe profanity was utilized affected how they emotionally responded to the conflict in particular and how they perceived the overall outcome of the conflict in general. According to the fundamental attribution error (FAE), when dealing with others’ behaviors rather than… Expand

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