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›› 2005, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (5): 686-693.

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Review on Relations between Temperature and Aggression

Wang Lei,Huang Xiting   

  1. Department of Psychology, Southwest Normal University, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2005-05-06 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-09-15 Published:2005-09-15
  • Contact: Huang Xiting

Abstract: Based on the general theoretic model in human aggression, this paper mainly introduced attention-deficit model, social justice model, negative affect correction model, heat hypothesis and related findings, then discussed some problems existing in this field. Firstly, the findings are often inconsistencies that hot temperatures sometimes increase and sometimes decrease aggressive behavior. Secondly, aggression in the lab is fundamentally different from real aggression. Thirdly, there is a lack of symmetry between heat and cold effects in the field data. Finally, explanations and studies at present haven’t entirely searched factors influencing aggressive behavior, so we need to discuss all the influential factors and their interactions with different methods.

Key words: aggression model, temperature-aggression model, heat hypothesis

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