The Weapons Effect Re-Examined: an Integrative Review of the Literature
Poster Session XI - Board: XI-
Subject Area: Social Psychology
Keywords: Social Psychology
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.