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dc.contributor.advisorClark, Brandi Christine
dc.contributor.authorWarren, Jeffrey A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-01T20:00:21Z
dc.date.available2017-06-01T20:00:21Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-28
dc.identifier.citationWarren, Jeffrey A. 2017. Aggression and matrix reasoning--In Proceedings: 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.96
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/13342
dc.descriptionPresented to the 13th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 28, 2017.
dc.descriptionResearch completed in the Department of Psychology, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
dc.description.abstractAbstract thought is a domain of cognition concerned with organizing discrete concrete ideas into broader concepts through identifying similarities and underlying patterns. Greater ability in abstract thinking has been associated with more flexible social cognition improved perspective taking. This study demonstrates that it may also be associated with lower levels of aggression and externalizing behavior. We examined a neuropsychological testing sample (n = 344) and found that abstract thought (as measured by the Matrix Reasoning subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale) was negatively associated with a variety of indices of aggression measured by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (e.g., the Aggression Scale, the Activation Scale). These associations held even when established predictors of aggression (i.e., gender, age, education) and broader measures of intellectual functioning (i.e., verbal IQ) were statistically controlled for. Therapeutic interventions for aggression which may increase abstract thought will also be discussed.
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Academic Affairs, University Libraries, Regional Institute on Aging
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv. 13
dc.titleAggression and matrix reasoning
dc.typeAbstract
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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