Research on the Connection between Legitimization of Violence and Tendency towards Aggressive Behaviour



The article describes a research on the connection between people's attitude towards socially acceptable forms of violence, hostile attitudes and real aggressive behaviour. Among the subjects enrolled in the study were 339 law-abiding individuals and 92 delinquents. The study also includes psychometric analysis of a special technique developed for identifying one's attitude towards socially acceptable forms of violence.

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Keywords: aggression, deviant behaviour, identifying aggressive behaviour, legitimization of violence

Journal rubric: Psychological Diagnostics

For citation: Enikolopov S.N., Tsebulsky N.P. Research on the Connection between Legitimization of Violence and Tendency towards Aggressive Behaviour. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2008. Vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 90–98. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey N. Enikolopov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Nikolay P. Tsebulsky, PhD Student, State University of Humanities, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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