Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Title

Assessing Aggression: A Physical Approach

Student(s)

Jeroen van Oorschot

Year

2016

Abstract

While aggression has been studied by many disciplines and in many contexts, the bulk of the research tends to rely on self-report methods. There are multiple problems associated with these methods when applied to contexts where social desirability can introduce a bias. We propose a new, physical research method for aggression research, by measuring how people punch a device under different stimuli. The technical development of the instrument is detailed and the method is tested in a case study on gender aggression. Various considerations and reflections on implementing the method are provided.

Full Reference

Jeroen van Oorschot, "Assessing Aggression: A Physical Approach", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2016