Questions related to Aggression
We have studied the association between aggression and positive mental health, using the Brief Aggression Questionnaire (BAQ; Webster et al., 2014; DOI: 10.1002/ab.21507) and the Positive
Mental Health Scale (PMH; Lukat et al., 2016; DOI 10.1186/s40359-016-0111-x).
BAQ has four sub-factors- Physical, Verbal, Anger, Hostility. Here, the verbal aggression was positively correlated with mental health (PMH), other three factors were negatively correlated with PMH. The sample was 3145 university students, age range 17-27 yr (M= 22.07, SD= 1.74); Male= 1943 (61.8%).
However, the correlation between verbal aggression and PMH was inconsistent with theoretical background. But this correlation was consistent on an adult sample- N= 298, age range 30-65 yr (M= 41.05, SD= 7.88); Male= 159 (53.4%).
What would be the explanation behind the relation of verbal aggression and PMH in student sample?
Sadists tend to display recurrent aggression and cruel behaviour while deriving pleasure in hurting or humiliating others. Are there causes and cure for sadistic personality disorder? Thanks for your perspectives.
Poland has suggested Russia's exclusion from the G20 group, while China opposes it. Should the group's democratic members boycott the planned events as long as Russia continues its war of aggression in Ukraine?
Dear Ukrainian researchers and students,
This is a response to the war by my university. If that is of your interest, please, get in touch!
War in Ukraine - The University of Stuttgart expresses solidarity with Ukrainian universities and their researchers, employees and students
Dear Professors, Dear Employees, Dear Personnel and Students at the University of Stuttgart,
Last Thursday, February 24, 2022, the Russian military invaded Ukraine and began a war of aggression ordered by President Putin. Since then, it has been trying to occupy Ukraine, using all military means available to it, and to gain political power over a free country. This inconceivable attack is not only reprehensible under international law, but it is also an attack on free Europe. The news from Ukraine in recent days has certainly shocked us all. The Western community of states reacted promptly by issuing various sanctions. Last Sunday, in a special session of the Bundestag, the German government made a fundamental shift in terms of its security and energy policy that probably no one would even have thought possible just a few days ago. The state government of Baden-Württemberg has also responded to the situation: the Minister of Science, Research and Arts, Theresia Bauer, sent the attached letter to state universities last Sunday. In accordance with the Alliance of Science Organizations, and the political decisions being made by the federal and state governments, the Rectorate adopted the following resolution on February 28, 2002, published on March 1, 2022:
1. The University of Stuttgart declares its solidarity with academics, students and employees at all academic institutions in Ukraine and pledges its support, especially in terms of aid programs promised by the state government in Baden-Württemberg and various foundations. It is with deep sympathy, that the university expresses its commitment to providing a safe academic and humane haven, as well as personal assistance to refugee researchers.
2. The University of Stuttgart is reviewing its scientific relations with partners in the Russian Federation and will suspend these until further notice, insofar as this is justifiable in individual cases in terms of humanity and international law. This will also include research funds that benefit the Russian Federation. We will not be initiating any new cooperative projects in the near future.
3. The University of Stuttgart will strengthen its bilateral relations with scientific institutions in Ukraine at all levels of the university, faculties, institutes and central institutions.
4. The University of Stuttgart explicitly recognizes that many Russian scientists disapprove of Putin's policy of aggression and are still interested in a peaceful discourse with free science in Europe and who wish to continue this peaceful cooperation in the future. The University of Stuttgart would also like to express its solidarity with this group.
The resolution of the University of Stuttgart concludes with a reference to its long-standing and fruitful relations with partner universities in Ukraine, which benefit from an active exchange of researchers and students. The Donetsk National Technical University was named as one example, some faculties of which were moved to Pokrovsk north of Donetsk after 2014 due to the armed conflicts in the Donbas. Just a few days ago, the University of Stuttgart signed a new contract with this technical university promising interdisciplinary cooperation and aiming to expand scientific cooperation, in conjunction with the High Performance Computing Center at the University of Stuttgart and other participating institutes in the fields of engineering and simulation sciences.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts (MWK), and the Ministry of Finance (FM) in Baden-Württemberg have already announced that public research funds will no longer benefit the Russian Federation and Russian institutions. Also, no bilateral scientific and research events are currently allowed to take place. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has informed universities that exchange programs and the funding of exchange programs for students, researchers and teachers as well as other university staff in both directions will be suspended until further notice. This also applies to activities in any event format (including online).
I strongly ask that all faculties, institutes and central institutions, including the Central Administration department, as well as all scientists, employees and students at the University of Stuttgart to support this attitude, including recommendations and decrees from the government, ministries and scientific organizations and to suspend any existing cooperations with Russian scientific institutions, with all due respect for those involved, until further notice. I would like to draw your attention specifically to point 4 of the resolution.
The Rectorate will continue to monitor the situation and developments in Ukraine, as well as in Russia and Belarus, and will provide you with further information in coordination with the Ministry of Science and the Alliance of Science Organizations in the coming days and weeks.
Dear colleagues in the filed of psychology and similar disciplines,
Do you know some open call for cross-cultural project regarding post-COVID effects (or what is happening after the 2 years of pandemic) on various aspects of mental health (life satisfaction, stress, anxiety, optimism...), emotional status, interpersonal relationships, risky behavior, conspiracy theories and other beliefs, etc.?
Hi! I'm having a hard time choose a video game for our research. Basically, we are going to use that online game or video game to know if that game has an effect on the aggression of teenagers for we have know that teenagers are more prone to aggression. I wonder which game should we used that a 13 0 18 years old teen can play? Please help us and thank you in advance.
I am having a hard time choosing an online game to use for our research. Basically, this online game will be used to identify the effect of online games on the aggression of teenagers since they are prone to aggression. Our participants will be a new player (of a chosen online game) teenager.
Generally some kind of behavior is assessed with the help of some questionnaire e.g.- task,ego ,motivation level, anxiety level, aggression etc.Is there any other scientific way of making psychological assessment of player that may contribute in his/ her top performance ?
I want to knock out a gene in the U87 cell line. Can you suggest a gene that causes aggression (invasion and metastasis)? I read that Hsc70 gene causes aggressiveness in glioblastoma, is Hsc70 a meaningful gene to be knocked out? Thank you ...
I am preparing to write my thesis about the Crime of Aggression and its definition. However, I am struggling to come up with good research questions that are neither too open, nor too closed.
Grateful for any input.
We need to analysis social network of multiple individuals. Such like record contacting time between multiple individuals(5-10 mice group) to find out the most popular one (social centrality or spending most time with) in a open field. Besides, we also need to differentiate aggression, random contact, and friendly contact. Some of my friend suggest me to use "DeepLabCut", but I am not sure if anyone has a better suggestion to achieve what I need. I am kind of software-challenged person. So if you guys have a easy user manual or toolkit, please share with me. Thank you!
I am using 3 pre-existing questionnaires to study the influence media has on human behaviour.
The questionnaires I am using are listed below...
The aim is to see if there is a link between the altering aggressive videos and the two questionnaires ratings of aggressivness.
- ‘Frequency and enjoyment of violent media’ questionnaire (Richmond & Wilson, 2008).
- Video clips varying in aggressiveness (Bushman & Geen, 1990).
- Aggression questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992).
The Management of Aggression and Violence Attitude Scale (MAVAS) was used to identify staff perceptions about the causes and management of aggression and violence. Previous research has validated the 30-item MAVAS in comparing the views of mental health nurses and psychiatric in-patients as to the causes and management of patient aggression and violence.
Despite well-established validity and reliability in the inpatient mental health setting, the psychometric properties of the MAVAS have not been evaluated in the emergency department (ED) setting. A study explored and compared the attitudes held by staff and patients in a forensic mental health service about aetiology and management of aggression and violence reported very little overlap between their findings and the proposed four-factor structure.
Furthermore, the original survey questions were designed for a mental health setting where seclusion was used, however seclusion is not used in EDs. To ensure the MAVAS is applicable in the ED setting, we had replaced the word ‘seclusion’ with ‘security’ in three items of the MAVAS. We have also changed the scale from a 100-mm visual analogue scale to a 4-point Likert Scale (1=Strongly agree, 4=Strong disagree).
We would like to test the factor structure of the MAVAS tool within a new population (ED service users and staff) in order to verify its factor validity in this population. A confirmatory factor analysis on the ED staff and consumers sample is planned to assess the reliability of the modified version of MAVAS in the ED setting. But we don't have AMOS, can we do this analysis using SPSS or other softwares? What is the best way to test the factor structure? Thanks!
Is it possible to increase the aggressiveness of the subject due to the creative nature of his activity? Is there a correlation between creativity and aggressive behavior from a neuroscience perspective? What kind of research would you recommend on this topic?
Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight.
On the other hand, many people believe wisdom leads a person to overcome his/ her feelings of helplessness, love, anger or aggression by non-understanding of external elements and internal acknowledgement.
Is love against wisdom or love helps a person to have a wisely life?
Work-family conflict (WFC) results when work interferes with family time or space; or when family matters interfere with work. These WFC events can cause tension within family or at work. Can you suggest what theoretical lens (or theories or conceptual frameworks) can be used from sociology, organisational theory, family literature, feminist studies or psychology or conflict literature to study WFC?
We developed a 10-item scale in order to assess the level of acceptance of aggression. Each item was measured on a 3-point ordinal scale. So far, the factor analysis requires interval or ratio scores. Can we still use these three points ordinal measures for factor solution? What could be the alternative solution?
What is the most interesting psychological study you have ever seen? Or which one is the one that impressed you the most? Which field do you think is the most interesting psychological research in the future?
I have reviewed some articles, for example from Anderson and Bushnam (2002,2017) on the subject. Generally, it is stated that "violence is a form of extreme aggressiveness".
I do not agree with this differentiation. Considers that violence is a form of aggressiveness with an instrumental and planned nature. I would like to know your opinion
He revisado algunos artículos, por ejemplo de Anderson y Bushnam (2002,2017) sobre el tema. En general, se afirma que "la violencia es una forma de extrema agresividad". No estoy de acuerdo con esta diferenciación. Considera que la violencia es una forma de agresividad de naturaleza instrumental y planificada
I'm working on a meta-analysis regarding the effect of interventions on the incidence of aggression against health workers. One study in particular compares the percentage of staff of that reports having been the victim of incidents of aggression in the month prior to intervention and in the month following it in two wards: the intervention ward and the control ward. So, 22% of the staff in the intervention group reports having been the victim of aggression in the prior month, compared to 19% post-intervention. For the control group, these numbers are 13% and 8% respectively. I'm thinking that the most straightforward way to do it is comparison of relative change in risk between the control and intervention groups, but am having a hard time finding information on this.
Briefly, we evaluated the effects of an exercise program on physical fitness and aggression measures using a 2x2 mixed ANOVA (2 time points, 2 groups). However, we also aim to show possible common aspects of trainability / whether individual changes in physical fitness (e.g. vertical jump) relate to individual changes in aggression (e.g. physical aggression).
Which statistical analysis could test such a statement?
I'm studying the link between psychopathy and self-aggression/suicide. All variables are numeric.
IV is psychopathy: 4 levels.
DV is self-aggression.
I would like to test the contribution of gender, traumatic experiences and aggressiveness.
And control age and borderline personality disorder (BDP).
I'm considering these two options:
1. Multiple regression + post hoc: First I would do a multiple regression to test the 4 levels of the IV and then analyse the contribution (moderation / mediation) of gender, traumatic experiences and aggressiveness.
But using this method I can't control age and BDP, right?
2. Multiple hierarchical regression : First I would do a multiple regression to test the 4 levels of the IV. Then first model would include age and BDP, second one gender, third traumatic experiences and fourth aggressiveness. I would do 4 regressions, one for each level of the IV (psychopathy).
If the difference of R2 between model 1 and 2, 3, 4 is significant then I can report ΔR2 as the additional variance explained, hence knowing if any of the variables have an impact on self-aggression.
Thanks in advance!
The challenges include: the leadership element of the crime that makes prosecution hard and the opt-in and opt-out clause that allows state parties to withdraw from the courts jurisdiction e.t.c?
Hi all, I need help for a statistical analysis. I need to do a cluster moderation analysis.
I have 3 populations (based on geographical areas), and I am trying to see whether the geographical area moderates the relationship between two variables (social relationships and aggression). I have two waves of data for each region, and I also need to see if the groups differ significantly on certain variables.
Could anyone help me in how to do a cluster moderation analysis in SPSS? Thank you a million!
Most previous studies always focus on the distinction of the predictive factors of reactive and proactive aggression, but my research result found a common predictor for both reactive and proactive aggression, so, i want to know the theoretical meaning. Thanks
The Buss and Perry questionnaire is the most widely used but I am having difficulty using it in my study without range values. Hence why i am asking. Please help!
Hi! I am struggling with the analysis of my data and could use some help.. I am looking at the effect of castration on the development of social behaviour in gorillas. I have observed 11 males, of which 4 are castrated and 7 intact. I have observed them for four years and for every male thus four data points: 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. I would like to compare the development over the years of castrated and intact males, but also take into the account the possible effect of age and zoo (as the males live in different zoos).
So far I figured I would do a repeated measures ANOVA, using the following code:
lme_aggression = lme(Aggression ~ Group + Age + Zoo, data=aggressionlong, random = ~1|Focal)
I really do not know that much of statistics, so I am wondering if this is correct?
If it is, the next problem is that the assumption of normality of residuals cannot be met for a lot of behaviours and using the Friedman test as an alternative for the ANOVA is not working in R...
I appreciate your help!!
In a test scale which has 11 test items, and each item has been assigned 0-6 points. It is written that "This scale is scored by adding responses to all items. Possible score range is 0 to 66 points. Higher scores indicate a greater frequency of engaging in overt and relational aggression."
My question is that what is the range of score that can be considered HIGH SCORE? What should be the minimum score to be considered HIGH SCORE?
I think there is a positive correlation between parental aggression, juvenile psychopathy and ADD. What do you think?
What have the school system done if there is a link
Has there been any intervention in the school regarding aggression
Being expose to aggression in the school and what have they done
I am using a multivariate regression framework to test the association between childhood behavioural problems and employment earnings. Behavioural assessments were obtained from kindergarten teachers when the children were aged 6 years, which could have led to clustering effects i.e. ratings differ depending on the teacher/classroom. Ideally, I would use a multi-level model that accounts for clustering, but I’m wondering whether there’s a simpler alternative. For example, would it be possible to remove the ‘residual’ correlations between the predictor (e.g. aggression) and the clustering variable (i.e. teacher) by calculating the intraclass correlation coefficient for both, then extract this residual correlation from the predictor before rerunning the model?
I’ve tried it and it seems to work. But I’m not sure it’s methodologically sound and don’t have references to back it up. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.
We now know that a mutation in MAOA gene excessively impact the person's susceptibility to aggressive behavior. However, research reports that findings regarding this gene were more consistent in males than females, although there are no apparent reasons for this. Why does this happen?
I was wondering if you have any results which you could share?
I am conducting MSc research on brief mindfulness and displaced aggression. I'm curious whether similar mechanism can govern both types of aggression and whether mindfulness affects them similarly.
How long is your mindfulness intervention?
I am looking for incidents of this behavior in the literature, or from government agency reports. Links and citations would be most helpful.
With an ordinal scale, we know the rank order, but we do not have any idea of the distance or interval between the rankings. For example grades such as “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F” are ordinal numbers, which are scores given in terms of high, medium, and low. What about the common use of Likert-type scales in behavioural research? Although most psychological scales are probably ordinal, psychologists assume that many of the scales have equal intervals and act accordingly. In other words, the difference in the level of aggression between a score of 1 and a score of 2 is about the same as the difference in the level of aggression between a score of 2 and a score of 3, and so on. Many researchers believe that these scales do approximate equality of intervals reasonably well.
Any restriction on arithmetic operation on these data is a problem for many academics and applied researchers because rating scale data is at the heart of marketing, psychology and much of social sciences research. If we cannot use means and standard deviations we also cannot use most statistical tests (which use means and standard deviations in their calculations). Even most non-parametric tests convert raw values to ranks (ordinal data) and then compute the mean or median.
What do you think?
I am a graduate student in search of an instrument that would allow me to assess how perceptions of aggression might be moderated by age of perpetrators/victims.
My targeted research desire is to find a tool accommodates the manipulation of age in assessing the severity of acts upon victims of aggression. That's proving to be a real challenge.
My mentor suggested finding an instrument with validated acts of aggression and then instructing participants to rate the severity of those acts assuming they were perpetrated on a 12-year-old, or a 47-year-old, etc.
Has there been any prior work removing the term "partner" from your conflict assessment? Would you allow that?
Thank you in advance for any support you might offer,
I would like to apply game theory, potentially the prisoner's dilemma, to aggression in fish. I have a lot of data in which to apply this theory, but have no experience myself on modeling decision probabilities. Please contact me if you would be interested in collaborating or further discussing this idea. Many thanks!
1. What forms of abuse do Girlfriends and partners report experiencing from juvenile intimate partners?
2.What specific experience of victimization do Girlfriends and partners report?
3. What impacts of that abuse do Girlfriends and partners report?
4. How is partner abuse conceptualized by the Girlfriends and partner who report being abused and by service providers who work with those juveniles?
5. What are the barriers to Girlfriends and partners disclosing abuse against them?
I have aggression scores which are categorical. I'm interested to see how aggression levels of individuals change over trials (time). I made a random slope random intercept model for boldness scores which are continuous and visualized using the sjPlot package in R. I'm wondering if the same can be applied for categorical response variables. I have been searching along these lines for quite some time, and since my knowledge in statistics is very basic, I don't know if I found anything useful. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks! Bharat
I'm looking for a scale to measure the feeling of threat or identity threat as a result of a behaviour change programme that was implemented in a workplace.
For one week we took away most of the meat choices in a canteen and launched a campaign with information about the environmental impact of meat. Some employees reacted with denial and reactant, so I'm now interested in measuring feeling of threat with a focus on threat to one's identity. If you have come across anything I'd really appreciate your suggestions! You can also email me email@example.com
Human bonding techniques help vital pair bonding in the species but they appear to have very varied mate choices and some individuals express high levels of aggression to all potential companions. I wonder if early removal from the litter is a factor and if research regarding this exists?.
When introducing pairs they appear to show no preference regarding breed, size or appearance and I assume personality assessment (bold or nervous traits) are key to success rates. It would reduce time spent on bonding attempts if individuals could be assessed prior to introduction and paired based on evidenced personality types that suggest compatibility. I'd like to identify individuals for practical use at a rescue and would ideally wish to source research to support this practice. Whilst I have literature regarding species traits I lack studies in domestic bonding and would be grateful if anybody could kindly suggest anything relevant.
Personal experiences would also be helpful.
I would like to hear your opinion on human aggression, whether it is a one-dimensional or two-dimensional construct. Studies point to the existence of two types of aggression: proactive and reactive, which would be different in their etiology (involving different neurophysiological processes and preceded by different events). On the other hand, there is also evidence of high correlation and coexistence between both behaviors.
Most studies that investigate the dimensionality of aggression use self-report measures. Studies that investigate competing models of aggression are rares.
Please, I would like to hear your opinion on this subject. I am grateful if you can suggest current empirical studies that have tested both structures using specific methods like bi-factor analysis and latent profile analysis.
Juliane C. Borsa
For anyone following my questions... they are related to piece working on in terms of a Book Chapter on MST/Sexual Assault..... Some have pointed to the role of Pornography in this area... and just curious if others have more information about this potential connection.... Any & all pointers appreciated.... Thanks!
Could you hint me on relevant research on the theme of child-looking sex dolls and risk for sexual offending against children?
I am working on a Chapter in a book on Victimology on MST vs Sexual Assault on Campuses and came across a wonderful article that discusses the difference between Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault. ( Valerie Stander - article attached).... so curious where this new twist fits on that continuum... Thoughts?
At the micro level we have found that violence spreads like a disease from offender to offender via retaliation. Offenders prey on each other (for drugs and cash) and the "disease" can go undetected or can be misdiagnosed because offenders do not or can not engage formal systems of social control This has implications at the macro level.
Violence in the health sector is frequently in the news compared to few years back in Nepal. The violence is aggressive and is always against the health care worker/institutions from the patient side of the friends/family etc.
Please share your opinions or scientific papers if any from Low income countries OR high income countries.
I'm looking for a good short scale to measure assertiveness. I find the RAS (Raths Assertiveness Scale) too close to aggression. Anyone know of a good one?
To clarify, I'll be using it with a group of general mental health out-patients. They generally err on the side of passivity. They have issues with low self-esteem, low self-worth, low self-efficacy, lack confidence etc. I want to see if our training group will impact on any or all of these but first I would like to measure assertive abilities.
I know I have asked this question before but I thought I'd add in my measures that I'm using so I could have more research paper suggestions :) The measurements that I am using will be:
The Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992)
Multi-Dimensional Emotional Empathy Scale (Caruso & Mayer,1998)
The Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking (Arnett, 1994)
Thought Control Questionnaire (Wells and Davies, 1994)
Are there any papers that look at either two or three of these variables (combined)?
I am looking for a questionnaire that can predict the readiness of therapists to work with aggressive and antisocial patients. I am interested in attitude, cognitions, emotions end stigma.
MAO-A gene has been associated with stress, violence and aggression in some articles. I need to know the story of that gene and how it works.
I am looking to find a self-report tool to measure previous involvement in violent behaviour, which can be used in the general population.
I don't have any specific requirements just yet, as I am simply formulating a study protocol. Thus, any ideas would be gratefully received.
I'm working on this cell line and know only that MDA-MB231 is TNBC, highly aggressive & metastatic while MCF10A is immortalised non cancerous cell line.But i want to know what changes lead to development of these 2 different cell line?
Thanks in advence.
Anyone can please share his experience on FVB mice handling? I've been working for about 8 months with this strain and it was okay and now that I'm trying to mate them males fight with females and females fight with females. They hurt and bite each other. Any ideas how to calm them down? I put some nesting material in the cage but I'm not sure it is going to help. I will appreciate any advice!
Violence prevention and restraining patient is one of the management area but restraining has an issue of ethics , human rights and law..Aggression prevention need lots of communication protocols ,gestures etc .Environment,process of work doing by health professionals sometime creates aggression .Human resources must be expert to prevent aggression.
Im working on a cross-sectional correlation study and I need to measure the agression severity in outpatients. I do not know which scale would be better. Also anybody knows how to rate and interpret this sacales? Thanks
Acute aggressive and violent patients make severe threats to persons and properties, so they must be de-escalated in a shortest time and with a safest technique and drugs. Some of them has others comorbidities (psychiatric, or, somatic) which makes the work more difficult to use any usual drug or technique. So, I want to know my colleagues experiences in different countries and situations of the world, especially in cases of limitations Regards
My study needs deep evaluation of aggressive behaviour as endophenotypes in suicidal cases. For the purpose I want to use Overt Aggression Scale/Modified Overt Aggression Scale in my study. Could you please advise me on certain points........
Is OAS/Moas copyright by anyone?
If yes then what are the charges for research use?
How much time it takes in a single evaluation?
Can a non psychologist can use OAS?
I'm looking for further information regarding this index. Specifically, what aspects of aggression does it measure? I found no reference to it in the MMPI-2 manual, yet a paper I am reviewing has used it. Any thoughts please?
I'm using the Taylor Aggression Paradigm in my research at the moment and it requires a simple competitive reaction time task in which participants indicate when a stimulus in the centre of the screen changes colour (e.g. a blue square become red), and are given immediate feedback on their performance.
The nature of the stimulus isn't really important, as long as some sort of obvious change occurs.
I was planning to create this task using E-Prime (which I'm entirely new to), but does anyone have a similar task already set up that I could maybe 'r