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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (04): 821-828.

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On the Relationship between Attentional Bias and Attribution Bias of Aggressors

YU Feng;GUO Yong-Yu   

  1. School of Psychology, Central China Normal University, and Hubei Human Development and Mental Health Key Laboratory, Wuhan 430079, China
  • Received:2008-04-30 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-07-15 Published:2009-07-15
  • Contact: GUO Yong-Yu

Abstract: Attentional Bias and attribution bias are especially important in the researches of aggressors’ cognition. Aggressors have preferences to hostile cues and also inclined to interpret the ambiguous situations in a hostile way. There are two possibilities of the relationship between attentional bias and attribution bias, which are Attention-First Model and Interpretation-First Model. Attention-First Model persists the idea that attention is at the beginning of the cognitive processes and left interpretation processes behind, but Interpretation-First Model do not. Each model has its supporting researches and the relationship between attentional bias and attribution bias is not clear. The innovation of research paradigm and experimental design and the importance of application researches must be considered in future.

Key words: aggression, attentional bias, attribution bias