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Date of Award
Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Martin T. Gipson
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Roger C. Katz
Treating aggressive behavior has been of interest to psychologists, sociologists, and law enforcement agencies for many years. Eron (1983) concluded that research should be directed towards understanding the early determinants of aggression before it escalates out of control. The purpose of the present study was to code aversive stimuli that precede aggressive behavior in boys. The following classes were used: Physically Aversive Stimuli, Verbally Aversive Stimuli, Socially Aversive Stimuli, Frustrating Stimuli, Neutral or No Stimuli, and Arguments. It was believed that particular stimuli would facilitate a greater frequency of aggressive behavior in the subjects. Observation revealed that physically aversive stimuli preceded twice the amount of aggression than all other stimuli. Verbally aversive stimuli preceded less aggression; however, the aggressive responses that did occur were more verbal than physical. Frustrating stimuli were not recorded during the study.
Kinch, John L.. (1986). Stimulus control : a coding of aversive stimuli and aggressive behavior : a thesis .... University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2118
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