Effects of social proximity on multiple aggressive behaviors

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We systematically manipulated social proximity to examine its influence on multiple topographies of aggression. Aggression occurred at high levels during close-proximity sessions and at low levels during distant-proximity sessions even though social contact was presented continuously during both conditions. Topographies of aggression emerged sequentially across the close-proximity sessions, and all topographies were reduced to zero following extended sessions of this condition.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001