Facial Affect Recognition's Role in Aggression Explored
Brunk, Doug, Clinical Psychiatry News
FROM AGGRESSION AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
Deficits in facial affect recognition - the ability to identify and discriminate emotion in the faces of others-might significantly contribute to aggressive behavior in psychotic illness, according to a literature review on the topic.
Researchers led by Aisling Malone used the General Aggression Model (GAM), to explore the theory that facial affect recognition (FAR) deficits may contribute to increased aggression in psychosis. The GAM "suggests that an aggressive response is determined by specific features of the person and the situation interacting with cognitions, affect and arousal to produce a particular outcome," Ms. Malone …
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Publication information: Article title: Facial Affect Recognition's Role in Aggression Explored. Contributors: Brunk, Doug - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 40. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2012. Page number: 13. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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