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Through the lens of the camera: Can hostile intent be identified by the observation of deviant behavior?

Grosskopf, Matthias (2013) Through the lens of the camera: Can hostile intent be identified by the observation of deviant behavior?

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Abstract:An experiment was conducted to identify deviant behavior of persons with a hostile intent. Participants with and without hostile intent each carried a supposed illegal (or not) package past a police officer who delivered a signal. The signals intention was to deliver cognitive strain to the participants, resulting in deviant behavior of persons with a hostile intent. The police agent either used a strong (clearly aimed at the participants) or a weak (not directed at the participants) signal to elicit behavioral responses. Results indicate a weak stimulus can influence both people with and without hostile intent in terms of observed fidgeting. Further can strong stimulus elicit emotions as smiling and laughing by people with a hostile intent. The conduction of the study was in parts flawed by a low agreement between the different observers, questioning some results. Implications and annotation are included at the end.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64075
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