ICPS 2015


The Weapons Effect Re-Examined: an Integrative Review of the Literature

Poster Session XI - Board: XI- 017
Saturday, 14 March 2015, 20:30 - 21:30

ICPS Exhibit Hall-Grote Zaal

Subject Area: Social Psychology

Keywords: Social Psychology

Arlin J. Benjamin Jr.
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

Brad J. Bushman
Ohio State University

The present meta-analysis examines the circumstances under which weapons prime aggressive cognition, affect, and behavior. The findings suggest that both aggressive behavior and aggression-related affect are primed by weapons under conditions of provocation, and that there is a cognitive priming effect of weapons regardless of provocation level.

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