De Rol van Sociale Informatieverwerking in de relatie tussen Narcistische Cognities en Agressief Gedrag.
Vroomen, J.A. de
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This study examined the relation between narcissistic cognitions and aggressive behavior, and the possible mediation role of social-information processing. This study investigated whether the association between narcissistic cognitions and proactive aggression can be explained by setting up instrumental goals and whether the relation between narcissistic cognitions and reactive aggression can be explained by a hostile attribution bias. The sample consisted of 117 boys between 7 and 13 years. Narcissistic cognitions were measured by a self-report questionnaire, aggression was administered through a teacher report questionnaire and social information processing was assessed in Virtual Reality. Results demonstrated no relation between narcissistic cognitions and both types of aggression, and thus no mediating role of social information processing. However, a relation was found between hostile attribution bias and reactive aggression. The implications have been addressed in this article.