publication . Article . 2012

Social intelligence, empathy, and aggressive behavior: Is a stereotype of aggressive individual as socially incompetent inaccurate?

Marina Vidmar; Andreja Avsec;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2012 Journal: Psihološka Obzorja (issn: 2350-5141, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovenian Psychologists' Association
Abstract
In the present research, which was carried out on 187 high school students (86 girls and 101 boys), we examined to what extent different aspects of social intelligence contribute to indirect and direct aggression and to what extent empathy can act as a mitigator of aggression. We used The Aggression Questionnaire to measure physical aggression, IAS-A (which includes Social Exclusion, Use of Malicious Humour and Guilt Induction sub-scales) to measure indirect aggression, TSIS (which includes Social Information Processing, Social Skills and Social Awareness sub-scales) to measure social intelligence and IRI (Perspective Taking and Empathic Concern sub-scales). The...
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free text keywords: aggression, social intelligence, empathy, late adolescence, Psychology, BF1-990
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