Individual differences in sensitivity to violence
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A survey of university students explored correlates of sensitivity to violence, defined as a person's average rating of the severity of violence of several behaviors. The 79 women were somewhat more sensitive than the 39 men. Sensitivity was associated with the tendency to describe oneself as violence sensitive or violence tolerant, with the person's manner of defining the concept of violence, and with the tendency to include verbal abuse and inaction as possible forms of violence. Sensitivity was not clearly associated with some other variables, such as attitudes toward bullying and acceptability of hunting. The potential utility of measuring sensitivity to violence, and further work suggested by these findings, are discussed. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 2011.
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Collyer, Charles E., Amethyst Brell, Aviva Moster, and Jenlyn Furey. "Individual differences in sensitivity to violence." Perceptual and Motor Skills 113, 3 (2011): 703-714. doi:10.2466/07.17.21.PMS.113.6.703-714.