Erratum to "Is Aggressive Trait Responsible for Violence? Priming Effects of Aggressive Words and Violent Movies" [Psychology 4 (2013) 96-100]

Qian Zhang, Lixin Wang
2019 Psychology  
The aim of the present study was to examine the priming effects of violent movies and aggressive words on implicit aggression by using modified STROOP task. 190 adolescents participated in this study, with 95 assigned to non-violent movie group and 95 assigned to violent movie group. The results showed that no significant difference was found in the main affect of Movie Type, but it revealed significant Movie Type × Aggressive Trait interaction, and that aggression was significantly influenced
more » ... y violent movie only for high-aggressive trait (HT) adolescents, but not under condition of nonviolent movie. The possible underlying mechanism was that HT adolescents may possess a relatively stronger aggressive network of cognitive association which was easily activated by violent movie. This indicated that violent movie could effectively elicit implicit aggression for adolescents who were highly aggressive, but not for nonaggressive adolescents. Method The total participants were 190 adolescents (95 boys, 95 girls) from a small high school in the southwestern area of China. Adolescents ranged in age from 15 to
doi:10.4236/psych.2019.1010088 fatcat:p6dsmbfgpvgfblan7wgyuvcv7a