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|Title:||The effects of attributional style and empathy on the type of aggression displayed||Authors:||Ang, Amanda||Keywords:||DRNTU::Social sciences||Issue Date:||2010||Abstract:||This paper explored two major questions: (a) what is the relationship between attributional styles and the type of aggression displayed, and (b) does empathy serve as a moderator between attributional style and aggression. Three pilot studies were conducted: two to develop a procedure to prime internal and external attributional styles (Studies 1a and 1b), the other (Study 2) to develop a procedure for experimentally arousing empathy. Study 3 adopted these processes to investigate the effects of attributional style and empathy on proactive and reactive aggression. Results found attributional style to have a significant effect on aggression, with internal attributional styles decreasing levels of reactive aggression. Empathy did not obtain significant effects nor did it moderate the attributional styles-reactive aggression relationship.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10356/40471||Rights:||Nanyang Technological University||Fulltext Permission:||restricted||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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