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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Homicidal Fantasies: A Four Factor Research Proposal

Homicidal ideation, synonymous with homicidal fantasy, refers to the visions or fantasies which people experience where they envision committing a homicidal act (Kenrick & Sheets, 1993; Buss & Duntley, 2006). It is believed that the vast majority of human beings have, at some point throughout life, experienced a homicidal fantasy (Kenrick & Sheets, 1993; Duntley, 2005). In order to better understand the implications of homicidal ideation and advance the research about the basis of homicidal ideation, it is important to understand whether personality characteristics, exposure to violence, fantasy proneness, and aggression predict homicidal fantasies. This research, following others (Kenrick & Sheets, 1993), will examine whether personality contributes to individual differences in homicidal fantasies in a typical college population.

Presenter: Jamie Delcour (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 211 Holmes
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)