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The effects of physical effort on police officers' perception and aggression in simulated shooting incidents

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In the present experiment the effects of physical effort on police officers' aggression and perception in simulates shooting incidents were investigated. Based upon Kahneman's (1973) variable-allocation capacity model it was hypothesized that physical effort will result in a decease in aggression towards aggressive offenders. Based upon Kahneman's model and Easterbrook's (1959) Cue-Utilization-Hypothesis it was further expected that this decrease in aggression will be caused by an incorrect judgement of the aggression of aggressive offenders (and not by an impaired perception). The findings confirmed these hypotheses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
JournalPsychology, Crime & Law
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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