Aggression, Pleasure, and Cognitive Dissonance

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Alvarado Izquierdo, Jesús María and Martín Ramírez, J. (2014) Aggression, Pleasure, and Cognitive Dissonance. The Open Psychology Journal, 7 . pp. 50-56. ISSN 1874-3501

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Abstract

The relationship between aggression, pleasure and decision-making is analyzed applying a mediation model of structural equation modeling (SEM). The study explored it in two samples of similar age: young offenders and university students. A close relationship between aggression and pleasure was found in both populations. But, whereas in the case of university students, this congruence leads to a normal or adjusted behavior, in the case of young offenders, however, a mismatched evaluation of conflict and provocation leads them to make unacceptable violence decisions.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aggression, Cognitive dissonance, Decision-making, Pleasure, Structural equation modeling
Subjects:Medical sciences > Psychology > Emotions and Aggresiveness
ID Code:28546
Deposited On:05 Mar 2015 12:01
Last Modified:05 Mar 2015 14:58

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