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Sex differences in the experience of anger and anger-related emotions

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Craig A.
dc.contributor.author Rymer, Rosanna Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-12T16:54:07Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-12T16:54:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/664
dc.description Senior Honors Thesis completed under the direction of Prof. Craig A. Smith en
dc.description.abstract This study looks at the influence of social factors on the elicitation of emotion. Specifically, the study focuses on variations of anger experience as a result of different gender-dyad interactions. Participants imagined themselves in a hypothetical scenario: They were engaged in a social interaction in which each participant worked with another participant on a challenging task. In the hypothetical scenario, the imagined other participant displayed behavior intended to instigate anger in the participant. Female participants were found to experience higher rates of anger and frustration, while holding confederates more responsible for task performance than male participants. Additionally, females used more cause words and third person pronouns than males. These results help to understand the effects of gender on experience of anger and anger-related emotions. In addition, this study looked into the influence of social factors on emotions and other appraisal processes such as self- and other-accountability. Major findings revealed that female participants reported higher levels of anger and frustration than male participants, perhaps due to higher affiliative orientation. en
dc.format.extent 479213 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Sex differences en
dc.subject Gender differences en
dc.subject Anger en
dc.subject.lcsh Anger -- Sex differences en
dc.subject.lcsh Social interaction -- Sex differences en
dc.subject.lcsh Emotion
dc.title Sex differences in the experience of anger and anger-related emotions en
dc.title.alternative Sex differences in anger en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education & Human Development
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences


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