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Workshop Aggression 2014

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Program and Keynotes

Workshop Program

The workshop program with time plan, abstracts and practical information presents a useful information and documentation about the Workshop Aggression. Participants received this program at the workshop venue in printed form.

The attached program (PDF, 270,9 KB) provides a short overview to keynotes, oral and poster presentations.


Keynote Talks

Dr. Gianluca Gini (University of Padua, Padua, Italy): Non-Aggressive Bystanding Behavior in School Bullying: Individual and Contextual Correlates

Children and youth who do not participate in aggressive behavior toward peers are present during the majority of episodes of bullying. They may serve as defenders who enact prosocial behaviors toward victims including comforting and supporting victims, intervening, getting help, or encouraging victims to get help; however they rarely intervene. What individual factors and what contexts may make some children stick up for the victim, while others remain uninvolved, is a relatively new area of research. This presentation will review our research on children’s bystander behavior to provide individual and contextual explanations of defending behavior. Results will be presented within a social-ecological framework and implications for anti-bullying programs will be also discussed.


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Rothmund (University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany): The Violent Video Games Debate – Media Effects Research and Its Public Understanding

During the last 30 years a substantial body of empirical research has investigated the potentially detrimental effects of exposure to violence in video games. The state of evidence has repeatedly been reviewed using meta-analytic methodology and most recent analyses provide strong and consistent evidence for small effects of video game violence on aggressive cognition, affect and behavior (Anderson et al., 2010; Greitemeyer & Mügge, 2014).
I want to address two research questions that follow up on these meta-analytic findings. First, how does exposure to video game violence operate in the short-term and in the long-term? What are the underlying psychological processes? In the General Aggression Model (Anderson & Bushman, 2002), different pathways of media violence effects are distinguished. However, empirical studies have strongly emphasized the role of priming-based social cognitive pathways that are derived from Cognitive Neoassociation Theory (Berkowitz, 1989). Based on of our own research on short- and long-term effects of media violence I want to discuss some empirical shortcomings of these priming-based theoretical accounts.
The second focus will be on a public understanding of science perspective: Why is the state of evidence (even in the face of the present meta-analyses) still discussed so controversially in the general public? Research findings are presented that shed light on why people differ so strongly in how they evaluate the state of evidence on video game violence. The presentation will focus especially on how motivated processing and understanding of scientific evidence can account for these differences.


Dr. Petra Gradinger (Applied University of Upper Austria, Linz, Austria): Risk Factors for and Prevention of Cyberbullying

Many children and adolescents are involved in cyberbullying, a subform of aggressive behavior carried out in cyberspace (Livingstone et al., 2011). Research has already demonstrated negative consequences for school-aged children involved in cyberbullying and doubtless, there is a need for evidence based intervention and prevention programs (Flay, et al., 2005). Unfortunately, longitudinal and experimental evidence regarding risk and protective factors for cyberbullying, or effective coping strategies of cyber victims, is rare which may hinder the construction of specific cyberbullying prevention programs. Nevertheless, consistent research documents the cross-sectional co-occurrence of cyberbullying with bullying (Kowalski et al., 2014) and mechanisms of cyberbullying and bullying are similar (Gradinger, Strohmeier & Spiel, 2012). As a consequence it is conceivable that prevention programs for bullying are also effective in preventing cyberbullying (e.g. Williford et al., 2013). Therefore, the presentation will highlight quality criteria for evidence based intervention and prevention programs and review current evidence regarding longitudinal risk and protective factors for cyberbullying. Also, evidence based prevention efforts against (cyber)bullying will be presented, which involve the whole school.

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Submission procedure

Submission procedure

There were three submission formats for which abstracts (max. 1500 characters) could be submitted:

  • Oral presentations: Individual talks should not exceed 20 minutes, so that 10 minutes will be left for discussions (30 minutes for each talk in total).
  • Symposia: 2, 3 or 4 talks can be submitted within a common subject of a symposium. The authors of the contributions submit their abstract individually, the organizers of the symposium submit a short description and list of contributions.
  • Poster: Please consider DIN A0 portrait format (width 84.1 cm, height 118.9 cm).

Please send your submission until 15 September 2014 to:

Please consider further guidelines regarding the submission procedure in the PDF.

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How to get there and where to stay

How to get there

The Workshop Aggression took place at the Technische Universität (Technical University, TU) Berlin. To find your way on the Campus of the TU Berlin you might refer to the map Campusplan. The Workshop Aggression was located at the building in Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin (see on the Map: MAR) of the TU Berlin.

You might find information about how to get to the TU Berlin here.

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Berlin Weather in November? Well, we had a very interesting conference Program!


Please book and pay the accomodation yourself. Berlin has a lot of hotels. However, we kindly suggest that you book early. Different Agencies offer accomodation services in Berlin. A local agency is Visit Berlin.

We provide a selection of hotels more or less near to the location of the Workshop Aggression at the TU Berlin (see Excel file (XLS, 39,5 KB) or PDF file (PDF, 44,0 KB)). These hotels offer special prices for guests of the TU Berlin until a special date (mostly, October 15, 2014). Please refer to your participation at the Workshop Aggression at the TU Berlin and give the booking code from the document when you book the accomodation. However, some hotels might provide even better prices without this option because of special offers. So please be sure to check prices before booking.

Further, you might find here a comprehensive list of Hotels (PDF, 48,8 KB) (without special rates) that are lokated (more or less) near to the TU Berlin.

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Workshop Fee

Workshop Feer
Early Bird Registration (until October 15, 2014)
Late Registration (after October 15, 2014)
Regular Fee
50 €
Reduced Fee (undergraduate students, graduate students, up to 50% part-time employees)
25 €

 Please pay the workshop fee via direct bank transfer to the following account:


Bank Account
Name of account holder
Technische Universität Berlin
Name of bank
Berliner Volksbank
DE69 1009 0000 8841 0150 03
Posting reference / purpose of payment
31/11120/31341320 – Workshop Aggression – [Your name]

Please help us in case of an international bank transfer by assuming the fees for the transfer yourself and do not charge the beneficiary. Thank you!

Please give the information exactly as requested and that your name appears in the posting reference. This will help us to assign your payment. Thank you!

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Registration for the Workshop Aggression

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