The taste of aggression: a model for psychopathy and reactive aggression

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dc.contributor Salekin, Randall T.
dc.contributor Earley, Ryan L.
dc.contributor.advisor Sellbom, Martin Kastner, Becca 2017-03-01T16:46:35Z 2017-03-01T16:46:35Z 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001150
dc.identifier.other Kastner_alatus_0004M_11294
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Psychopathy is a constellation of personality traits including callousness, manipulativeness, and antisocial behavior. Aggression, both in response to provocation and for personal gain, is a key component of antisocial acts of individuals high on psychopathy. Hostile attribution bias (HAB) is the interpretation, in response to ambiguous or accidental circumstances, that another has provoked the subject with hostile intent. This bias is commonly associated with reactive, or retaliatory, aggression. Previous research on HAB has focused mainly on children and has yielded inconsistent validity of this model in adults. The current study examined to what extent college age individuals high on psychopathy view the world as inherently hostile, which in turn explained greater aggressive responses to provocation than individuals low on psychopathy. The garnered information will be useful in both the clinical and forensic psychological settings, especially when targeting interventions with potentially psychopathic individuals.
dc.format.extent 83 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Personality psychology
dc.title The taste of aggression: a model for psychopathy and reactive aggression
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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