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Art Markman debunks claim that sports provide healthy outlet for aggression

Posted: June 16, 2011

In an article on LiveScience' Life's Little Mysteries, which debates the merits of pro football as a possible crime-reducer, Art Markman and other psychologists talk about current research on aggression. Markman notes that ""Acting aggressively or excitedly tends to lead to more aggression or excitement, not less." Dr. Markman is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing and is editor of the journal Cognitive Science. Read more... | Markman Web Page

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