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Abstract:  IN AN EXTENSION OF EARLIER WORK BY BERKOWITZ, ET AL., ES HYPOTHESIZE THAT “PERSONS WHO ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE ATTACKED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS RECENTLY WITNESSED VIOLENCE ARE THOSE PEOPLE HAVING APPROPRIATE AGGRESSION-ELICITING CUE PROPERTIES,” ASSUMING THE POTENTIAL “ATTACKER” HAS BEEN ADEQUATELY AROUSED AND HIS RESTRAINTS ARE FAIRLY WEAK. IMPLICIT IS THE ASSUMPTION THAT CUE PROPERTIES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE VICTIM, NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR OF VIOLENCE. IN THIS STUDY, USING FILMED MATERIAL WITH 105 MALE UNIVERSITY SS WHO EARNED POINTS FOR THEIR FINAL PSYCHOLOGY MARK, ES CONCLUDE THAT “THE ACCOMPLICE POSSESSED HEIGHTENED CUE VALUE FOR AGGRESSIVE RESPONSES AS A RESULT OF HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE AGGRESSIVE FILM. THIS CUE VALUE DERIVES FROM S’S ASSOCIATION OF THE ACCOMPLICE WITH THE VICTIM OF THE BEATING.” THIS ASSOCIATION WAS MEDIATED THROUGH THE NAME OF THE CHARACTER OR THE ACTOR PLAYING THE VICTIM BEING THE SAME AS THE NAME GIVEN THE ACCOMPLICE. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)