Psychologists find the meaning of aggression: 'Monty Python' scene helps research

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 23:30 in Psychology & Sociology

Bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive, according to new research. The psychologists used a pair of classic movie scenes in their research. They found that subjects who were asked to suppress their emotions and show no reaction to a notoriously disgusting scene in the 1983 film "The Meaning of Life" and another in the 1996 film "Trainspotting" were more aggressive afterwards than subjects who were allowed to show their revulsion.

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