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ERIC Number: EJ024920
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1970
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Experimental Investigations of Hostility Catharsis
Berkowitz, Leonard
J Consult Clin Psychol, 35, 1 pt 1, 1-6, Aug '70
It is proposed that the sight of people being injured aggressively is a reinforcement for observers who are anger or who have been frequently rewarded for aggression. The catharsis hypothesis blinds us to the principle that aggression may lead to more aggression. (Author)
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