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posted on 2023-01-24, 04:30 authored by P Mohr, K Howells, Adam GeraceAdam Gerace, A Day, M Wharton
Although there are strong grounds to expect that perspective taking deficits are associated with anger arousal following an interpersonal provocation, there has been little research directly testing this hypothesis. In this study, 636 volunteers were asked to rate their likely reactions to two brief video representations of potentially anger arousing social transgressions. Results confirm the relationship between dispositional perspective taking and the likelihood of anger arousal following an interpersonal provocation. Perspective taking was also predictive of trait anger (negatively) and of the means of control and expression of anger. Associations between personal distress and anger measures indicate the possible influence of the intensity, regulation, and direction of emotion on anger. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

43

Issue

3

Start Page

507

End Page

517

Number of Pages

11

ISSN

0191-8869

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

2006-12-20

Journal

Personality and Individual Differences