Rating comic book violence: Contributions of gender and trait hostility

Steven J. Kirsh1, Paul V. Olczak1
1State University of New York-Geneseo, United States
Cite this article:  Kirsh, S. J., & Olczak, P. V. (2001). Rating comic book violence: Contributions of gender and trait hostility. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 29(8), 833-836.

Volume 29 Issue 8 | e1132 | Published: December 2001 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2001.29.8.833

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In this study the influence of gender and trait hostility on perceptions of extremely violent and mildly violent comic books was assessed. Participants rated comic books on a variety of factors, including levels of violence and humor. Gender, but not trait hostility, was significantly related to the comic book ratings. The methodological and psychological implications of these findings are discussed.

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