ERIC Number: ED084027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Sex and Age Differences in Target Choice on an Aggressive Task.
Campbell, James N.; Nadelman, Lorraine
The role of inhibition as related to sex differences in aggression was investigated using 20 nursery school and 20 second grade children. A dart gun was employed, with choices of four targets--drawings of a boy, a girl, a zebra, and an object. There were three sessions and eight target choices per session. Choice of the human target was assumed to indicate low inhibition; choice of the object target, high inhibition. Age differences were as predicted; second graders were more inhibited than nursery school children. Sex differences were as predicted for the older children; in the younger group, girls were more aggressive than boys. Session effects interacted with age and sex to form different patterns of response for the four groups. Differences between nursery school and second grade girls were larger than differences between nursery school and second grade boys. (Author/SET)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Report 13 of Developmental Program