In a context in which aggressive behavior has been predominantly predicted by self-reports, this paper considers how a theoretical and empirical examination of automatic and deliberative processes in information processing and decision making may contribute to our understanding of aggressive behavior. We review research devoted to distinguishing two types of aggression with regard to the level of automaticity or control they involve, a distinction similar to the one between automatic and deliberative processes. In parallel with this theoretical distinction, implicit measures appear to be a good candidate for measuring aggression and predicting aggressive behavior. Although consideration of automatic processes is essential for a better understanding of how and why people act aggressively, it should not lead to the conclusion that aggressive behavior is fully automatic. This contribution underlines that the interaction between environment and individual differences is the key element at the implicit level, as it is at the explicit level. Some future directions for studying aggression using implicit measures are drawn.

Richetin, J., Richardson, D. (2008). Automatic processes and individual differences in aggressive behavior. AGGRESSION AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR, 13(6), 423-430 [10.1016/j.avb.2008.06.005].

Automatic processes and individual differences in aggressive behavior

Richetin, J
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2008

Abstract

In a context in which aggressive behavior has been predominantly predicted by self-reports, this paper considers how a theoretical and empirical examination of automatic and deliberative processes in information processing and decision making may contribute to our understanding of aggressive behavior. We review research devoted to distinguishing two types of aggression with regard to the level of automaticity or control they involve, a distinction similar to the one between automatic and deliberative processes. In parallel with this theoretical distinction, implicit measures appear to be a good candidate for measuring aggression and predicting aggressive behavior. Although consideration of automatic processes is essential for a better understanding of how and why people act aggressively, it should not lead to the conclusion that aggressive behavior is fully automatic. This contribution underlines that the interaction between environment and individual differences is the key element at the implicit level, as it is at the explicit level. Some future directions for studying aggression using implicit measures are drawn.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
Aggression; Automatic processes; Behavior; Implicit measures; Individual differences;
English
2008
13
6
423
430
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Richetin, J., Richardson, D. (2008). Automatic processes and individual differences in aggressive behavior. AGGRESSION AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR, 13(6), 423-430 [10.1016/j.avb.2008.06.005].
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