Demand awareness and participant willingness as determinants of aggressive response to film violence

Perry D.G., Roots R.D. and Perry L.C. (1978) Demand awareness and participant willingness as determinants of aggressive response to film violence. Journal of Social Psychology, 105 2: 265-275. doi:10.1080/00224545.1978.9924124


Author Perry D.G.
Roots R.D.
Perry L.C.
Title Demand awareness and participant willingness as determinants of aggressive response to film violence
Journal name Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1940-1183
Publication date 1978
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00224545.1978.9924124
Volume 105
Issue 2
Start page 265
End page 275
Total pages 11
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract Ninety male undergraduates participated in an experiment designed to study the relationship between Ss' awareness of E's hypothesis regarding their reactions to film violence and their subsequent expression of interpersonal aggression. Men informed (via a peer confederate) prior to exposure to an aggressive film that E expected their aggression to increase behaved more aggressively following the film than men told their aggression was expected to decrease or men assigned to an uninformed control condition. The effect was strongest for Ss favorably disposed toward participation in psychology experiments. Results indicated that willing participants are concerned about complying with demand characteristics, but only when they think E's hypothesis is reasonable. There was scant evidence that awareness of participation in an aggression experiment was associated with aggression inhibiting evaluation apprehension. Finally, awareness of an expectancy for heightened aggression was necessary for instructions to identify with the film aggressor while viewing the film to enhance aggression.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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