Predicting aggressive tendencies by visual attention bias associated with hostile emotions

Ping I. Lin, Cheng Da Hsieh, Chi Hung Juan, Md Monir Hossain, Craig A. Erickson, Yang Han Lee, Mu Chun Su

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Abstract

The goal of the current study is to clarify the relationship between social information processing (e.g., visual attention to cues of hostility, hostility attribution bias, and facial expression emotion labeling) and aggressive tendencies. Thirty adults were recruited in the eyetracking study that measured various components in social information processing. Baseline aggressive tendencies were measured using the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (AQ). Visual attention towards hostile objects was measured as the proportion of eye gaze fixation duration on cues of hostility. Hostility attribution bias was measured with the rating results for emotions of characters in the images. The results show that the eye gaze duration on hostile characters was significantly inversely correlated with the AQ score and less eye contact with an angry face. The eye gaze duration on hostile object was not significantly associated with hostility attribution bias, although hostility attribution bias was significantly positively associated with the AQ score. Our findings suggest that eye gaze fixation time towards non-hostile cues may predict aggressive tendencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0149487
JournalPLoS One
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Hostility
emotions
Emotions
eyes
aggression
Aggression
questionnaires
Labeling
Cues
duration
Automatic Data Processing
Facial Expression
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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Lin, P. I., Hsieh, C. D., Juan, C. H., Hossain, M. M., Erickson, C. A., Lee, Y. H., & Su, M. C. (2016). Predicting aggressive tendencies by visual attention bias associated with hostile emotions. PLoS One, 11(2), [e0149487]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149487

Predicting aggressive tendencies by visual attention bias associated with hostile emotions. / Lin, Ping I.; Hsieh, Cheng Da; Juan, Chi Hung; Hossain, Md Monir; Erickson, Craig A.; Lee, Yang Han; Su, Mu Chun.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 11, No. 2, e0149487, 01.02.2016.

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Lin, PI, Hsieh, CD, Juan, CH, Hossain, MM, Erickson, CA, Lee, YH & Su, MC 2016, 'Predicting aggressive tendencies by visual attention bias associated with hostile emotions', PLoS One, vol. 11, no. 2, e0149487. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149487
Lin PI, Hsieh CD, Juan CH, Hossain MM, Erickson CA, Lee YH et al. Predicting aggressive tendencies by visual attention bias associated with hostile emotions. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 1;11(2). e0149487. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149487
Lin, Ping I. ; Hsieh, Cheng Da ; Juan, Chi Hung ; Hossain, Md Monir ; Erickson, Craig A. ; Lee, Yang Han ; Su, Mu Chun. / Predicting aggressive tendencies by visual attention bias associated with hostile emotions. In: PLoS One. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 2.
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