Driver Aggression as a Function of Status Concurrence: An Analysis of Horn-Honking Responses

Jann, Ben (July 2002). Driver Aggression as a Function of Status Concurrence: An Analysis of Horn-Honking Responses Bern: Institut für Soziologie, Universität Bern

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Various field experiments were conducted to examine the influence of social status on aggression in road traffic. Horn-honking response times of subjects blocked by an experimental car at traffic lights were considered to be an indicator of the degree of aggression. During an initial experiment, the status of the frustrator was varied and an inverse relation was observed between status and aggression towards the frustrator. On the other hand, in a more recent experiment higher status aggressors were found to behave more aggressively. In our study we combined the two designs, i.e., we varied the status of the frustrator and at the same time measured the status of the aggressor. Neither results of the former experiments could be replicated, but we observed a reduction in aggression when frustrator and aggressor were of similar social status.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Jann, Ben

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Publisher:

Institut für Soziologie, Universität Bern

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ben Jann

Date Deposited:

30 Jun 2016 10:06

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2016 10:06

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69451

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69451

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