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dc.contributor.advisorBerman, Mitchell E.
dc.contributor.authorBarclay, Nathan
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-22T23:17:42Z
dc.date.available2020-04-22T23:17:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/16928
dc.description.abstractResearch has shown that the experiences of pain and aggression are linked. Past research supports the notion that individuals with an aggressive history tend to have higher pain thresholds than their less aggressive counterparts. The aim of this study was to test the notion that past aggressive behavior is positively associated with higher pain tolerances, and that higher pain tolerance would be associated with the use of a clearly aggressive response on a laboratory task. Using data from a larger study on the neuroscience of human aggression (N = 80), a serial mediation model was tested using both objective and subjective indexes of pain tolerance as mediators. Results indicated that historic aggression was positively associated with both objective and subjective pain tolerance, and objective pain tolerance mediated the relationship between historic aggression and current aggression, whereas subjective pain tolerance did not.en_US
dc.subjectAggressionen_US
dc.subjectPainen_US
dc.subjectPain Toleranceen_US
dc.subjectPain Thresholden_US
dc.titlePain tolerance as a mediator of aggressive behavioren_US
dc.typeGraduate Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.date.authorbirth1993-03-30
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.majorPsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeNadorff, Michael R.
dc.contributor.committeeStafford, Emily S. H.
dc.date.defense2019-12-06
dc.date.graduation2020-05


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