Winkel, M., Novak, D. M., & Hopson, H. (1987). Personality factors, subject gender and, the effects of aggressive video games on aggression in adolescents. Journal of Research in Personality, 21 (2), 211-223.
Abstract: Studied the relationship among personality factors, heart rate, and aggression after having played an aggressive video game in 28 male and 28 female 8th graders. It was found that for males, personality traits and heart rate were separately related to aggression. Personality characteristics similar to those of the Type A individual were related in a positive direction to heart rate in females. The content of the video games did not affect heart rate or postgame aggression, even though females displayed greater mean heart rate than males throughout the experiment. Results are discussed with regard to sex role stereotypes, content-related explanations of aggression, and Type A personality characteristics. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)