Title

Self-awareness and Physical Aggression

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1974

Abstract

A theory of self-awareness was applied to aggression. In Experiment I, men were given an opportunity to aggress against women in the presence of a mirror, an audience, or neither. The mirror significantly inhibited aggression, but the audience did not. In Experiment II, an audience inhibited aggression, but only when there was frequent eye contact between the aggressor and the audience. These results were consistent with the predictions derived from the theory.

Journal

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Volume

10

Issue

3

First Page

264

Last Page

273