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Hostile attributional bias and aggressive behavior in global context

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2015
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Title
Hostile attributional bias and aggressive behavior in global context
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2015
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1418572112
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Authors

Kenneth A. Dodge, Patrick S. Malone, Jennifer E. Lansford, Emma Sorbring, Ann T. Skinner, Sombat Tapanya, Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado, Arnaldo Zelli, Liane Peña Alampay, Suha M. Al-Hassan, Dario Bacchini, Anna Silvia Bombi, Marc H. Bornstein, Lei Chang, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Laura Di Giunta, Paul Oburu, Concetta Pastorelli

Abstract

We tested a model that children's tendency to attribute hostile intent to others in response to provocation is a key psychological process that statistically accounts for individual differences in reactive aggressive behavior and that this mechanism contributes to global group differences in children's chronic aggressive behavior problems. Participants were 1,299 children (mean age at year 1 = 8.3 y; 51% girls) from 12 diverse ecological-context groups in nine countries worldwide, followed across 4 y. In year 3, each child was presented with each of 10 hypothetical vignettes depicting an ambiguous provocation toward the child and was asked to attribute the likely intent of the provocateur (coded as benign or hostile) and to predict his or her own behavioral response (coded as nonaggression or reactive aggression). Mothers and children independently rated the child's chronic aggressive behavior problems in years 2, 3, and 4. In every ecological group, in those situations in which a child attributed hostile intent to a peer, that child was more likely to report that he or she would respond with reactive aggression than in situations when that same child attributed benign intent. Across children, hostile attributional bias scores predicted higher mother- and child-rated chronic aggressive behavior problems, even controlling for prior aggression. Ecological group differences in the tendency for children to attribute hostile intent statistically accounted for a significant portion of group differences in chronic aggressive behavior problems. The findings suggest a psychological mechanism for group differences in aggressive behavior and point to potential interventions to reduce aggressive behavior.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Hungary 1 1%
Unknown 79 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 22%
Researcher 14 17%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 15%
Student > Master 9 11%
Other 19 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 43 53%
Unspecified 12 15%
Social Sciences 11 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 10 12%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 71. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2015.
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