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Can playing violent video games cause children and young adults to become more aggressive and violent? A growing body of research suggests that it can.
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A young woman gets blasted in the face with pepper spray by a police officer in Portland, Oregon, during a protest against the banking industry. Was the officer's use of pepper spray an instance of proactive aggression to restore order and prevent a more violent occurrence? Or was it reactive aggression, in which the officer's frustrations with the...
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After two uneventful rounds in Asch's study, the participant (seated second from the right) faces a dilemma. The answer he wants to give in the third test of visual discrimination differs from that of the first five confederates, who are all in agreement. Should he give his own answers or conform to theirs?
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Although images of attractive people sell magazines and many consumers enjoy looking at them, they do raise the question of whether exposure to so many of these kinds of images also produce negative consequences. For example, does repeated exposure to such images perpetuate stereotypes or cause some people to engage in dangerous behaviors to try to...
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People make personal and situational attributions all the time in an effort to make sense of their social world. But what kind of attribution is being made here?