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dc.contributor.authorSeibert, Lauren Alana
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:20:25Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:20:25Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.otherseibert_lauren_a_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/seibert_lauren_a_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25930
dc.description.abstractThe current study examined whether individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptomatology and difficulties in emotion regulation (DERS) would vary in their aggressive behavior following mood induction. One hundred and eighty-four males and females were randomly assigned to a neutral, sadness, or anger mood induction prior to participating in a competitive reaction-time task wherein they were free to administer or refrain from administering shocks to an ostensible opponent. Results indicated that there were no main effects of gender, BPD symptomatology, difficulties in emotion regulation, or condition on aggressive behavior. Explication of a three-way interaction among BPD, gender, and condition revealed that when experiencing negative affect (anger or sadness), females endorsing higher levels of BPD symptomatology were less physically aggressive than their low BPD symptomatology counterparts. Explication of a three-way interaction among DERS, gender, and condition indicated that the variables did not significantly predict differences in aggressive behavior.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBorderline Personality Disorder
dc.subjectEmotion Regulation
dc.subjectAggression
dc.titleEffects of emotion regulation on aggressive behavior in individuals with borderline personality disorder symptomatology
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorAmos Zeichner
dc.description.committeeAmos Zeichner
dc.description.committeeCynthia Suveg
dc.description.committeeSarah Fischer


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