Predictive validity of IAT aggressiveness in the context of provocation

Juliette Richetin, Deborah South Richardson, Gregory D. Mason

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Abstract

This study examines the extent to which implicit measures of aggressiveness predict actual aggressive behavior in response to provocation. Participants (n = 77) completed implicit measures of aggressiveness, were or were not exposed to insult from an experimenter, evaluated the performance of the experimenter (i.e., opportunity for aggressive behavior), and completed explicit measures of aggressiveness. Results showed that the implicit measure of aggressiveness significantly predicted aggressive behavior in response to provocation, whereas it was not predictive when there was no provocation. The discussion deals with the validity of implicit measures as predictors of aggressive behavior and their moderators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Psychology
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2010

Keywords

  • Aggression
  • IAT
  • Moderator of predictive validity
  • Provocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

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