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An investigation into human predation : an overlooked area of research Chilton, Makenzie Eileen Evelyn


Research on human predatory behaviour is comparatively narrow in focus as it mainly constitutes studying stalkers, whose behaviour normally has some basis in attachment. The current research aims to test changes in emotion based on a form of predation unrelated to attachment. Subjects’ (N=144) affective responses to viewing a predation sequence from different points of view were obtained by completing the affect adjective checklist pre and post video. A significant main effect of gender and condition was found. When male participants viewed a male target during the predation sequence their percentage increase in composite anger score was the highest (110.17%) compared to all other groups.

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