Anderson, C. A., & DeNeve, K. M. (1992).

Temperature, aggression, and the negative affect escape model.

Psychological Bulletin, 111, 347-351.


This article addresses Bell's (1992) comments on Anderson's (1989) review of the temperature-aggression literature. At the global level, all agree that geographic region studies and most time period studies do not cleanly address the question of the functional shape relating temperature to aggression. In addition, all agree that the negative affect escape model warrants additional empirical investigations. At a more specific level, however, numerous inaccuracies and misinterpretations are noted and corrected. The conclusions of the original review are confirmed. Suggestions for new research are offered.

©1992 by the American Psychological Association.

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