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dc.contributor.advisorCarlson, Cindy I., 1949-en
dc.creatorGriesemer, Sarah Ricorden
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-14T19:36:24Zen
dc.date.available2012-02-14T19:36:24Zen
dc.date.issued2008-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/14721en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractSocial aggression -- the use of covert forms of aggression such as betrayal, gossip, and rumor-spreading -- has only recently been the focus of research and is not yet well understood. This study hypothesizes that the tactics of socially aggressive children are consistent with the social manipulations of Machiavelli. Niccolo Machiaveli wrote extensively on the coercive techniques he used to gain power, achieve his goals, and defend his country (e.g. Machiavelli, 1513/1968). Christie and Geis (1970), inspired by Machiaveli, began researching a form of social manipulation that they term Machiavellianism. While the similarities in characteristics of Machiavellian and socially aggressive children seem to indicate that they may share behavioral strategies and social goals, there is no research to date that compares these children. Additionally, since little research has examined the goals of social aggression in relational conflict situations this study used a quantitative measure of social goals in order to better understand the purpose of a child's behavior.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectSocial aggressionen
dc.subjectSocially aggressive childrenen
dc.subjectMachiavellianismen
dc.subjectMachiavellien
dc.subjectMachiavelien
dc.subjectSocial goalsen
dc.subjectSocial manipulationen
dc.titleThe relationship between Machiavellianism, social goals and social aggressionen
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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