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Abstract: Assigned 20 male and 20 female undergraduates to be insulted or not insulted by a confederate and to listen to a violent or neutral news broadcast. Ss were then given an opportunity to shock the confederate under the guise of a learning experiment. Results indicate that male Ss gave significantly more shock than female Ss. Female Ss who were insulted and then listened to a violent broadcast gave less shock than those who listened to the neutral broadcast. The reverse was true for noninsulted female Ss. Results are interpreted as indicating the inhibitory effect of violent cues under strong arousal and the facilitating effect of violent cues under weak arousal. (21 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)