The disposition-situation debate and research on aggression

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  • Prof. Gian Vittorio Caprara

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    1. Department of Psychology, University of Rome, Italy
    • Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Via degli Apuli 8, Roma, 00185 Italia
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Abstract

Person-situation interaction is considered in the light of a redefinition of the notions of consistency, stability, coherence, and specificity. A research program able to combine the study of individual differences with experimental research in a developmental perspective is recommended. Findings from research on aggression are presented to support this approach.

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