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

dc.contributorSalekin, Randall T.
dc.contributorEarley, Ryan L.
dc.contributor.advisorSellbom, Martin
dc.contributor.authorKastner, Becca
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T16:46:35Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T16:46:35Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractPsychopathy 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.en_US
dc.format.extent83 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0001150
dc.identifier.otherKastner_alatus_0004M_11294
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1627
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectPersonality psychology
dc.titleThe taste of aggression: a model for psychopathy and reactive aggressionen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.disciplinePsychology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.A.
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