This study investigated the relationship between hostile false memories (violent and verbal/aggressive) and engagement in traditional and cyberbullying, controlling for their co-occurrence. Two hundred eleven adolescents completed measures of traditional and cyberbullying and performed a modified version of the "DRM paradigm", a false memory task for lists of associated words. Five lists were used: one of ambiguously violent words, one of insults and three lists of neutral words used as controls. For each list a free recall task was performed. A path analysis showed that both violent false memories for ambiguously hostile words and verbal/aggressive false memories for insults were positively associated with cyberbullying and, in males, also with traditional bullying. These data indicate a contribution of hostile memory distortions to bullying behaviours in adolescents. Findings are discussed according to the general aggression model. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Recalling unpresented hostile words: False memories predictors of traditional and cyberbullying / Vannucci, Manila; Nocentini, Annalaura; Mazzoni, Giuliana; Menesini, Ersilia. - In: THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 1740-5629. - 9:2(2012), pp. 182-194. [10.1080/17405629.2011.646459]

Recalling unpresented hostile words: False memories predictors of traditional and cyberbullying

Mazzoni, Giuliana;
2012

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between hostile false memories (violent and verbal/aggressive) and engagement in traditional and cyberbullying, controlling for their co-occurrence. Two hundred eleven adolescents completed measures of traditional and cyberbullying and performed a modified version of the "DRM paradigm", a false memory task for lists of associated words. Five lists were used: one of ambiguously violent words, one of insults and three lists of neutral words used as controls. For each list a free recall task was performed. A path analysis showed that both violent false memories for ambiguously hostile words and verbal/aggressive false memories for insults were positively associated with cyberbullying and, in males, also with traditional bullying. These data indicate a contribution of hostile memory distortions to bullying behaviours in adolescents. Findings are discussed according to the general aggression model. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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