Craig Anderson nsIn psychological thermodynamics, Craig A. Anderson (c. 1954-) is an American psychologist noted for his work and research, since 1995, on the heat hypothesis, which correlates aggressiveness and violence in humans with increases in average daily temperature. [1]

Anderson completed his BA from Butler University in 1976 and his MA (1978) and PhD (1980) from Stanford University. He is currently a psychology professor at Iowa State University.

1. (a) Anderson, Craig A., Bushman, Brad J., Ralph W. Groom (1997). “Hot Years and Serious and Deadly Assault: Empirical Tests of the Heat Hypothesis.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 73, pgs. 1213-23.
(b) Blumberg, Mark S. (2002). Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth (pgs. 157-58). Harvard University Press.

Further reading
● Anderson, C.A, Deuser, W.E., DeNeve, K. (1995). Hot temperatures, hostile affect, hostile cognition, and arousal: Tests of a general model of affective aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 434-448.
● Anderson, C.A., & Anderson, K.B. (1998). “Temperature and Aggression: Paradox, Controversy, and a (fairly) Clear Picture.” Chapter in R. Geen & E. Donnerstein (Eds.) Human aggression: Theories, Research and Implications for Policy. (pp. 247-298). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
● Anderson, C.A., Anderson, K.B., Dorr, N., DeNeve, K.M., & Flanagan, M. (2000). “Temperature and aggression.” Chapter in Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 32, 63-133.
● Anderson, C.A. (2001). “Heat and Violence”, Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10: 33-38.
● Bushman, B. J., Wang, M. C., & Anderson, C.A. (2005). “Is the Curve Relating Temperature to Aggression Linear or Curvilinear? A response to Bell (2005) and to Cohn and Rotton (2005).” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 74-77.

External links
Craig Anderson (homepage) – Iowa State University.
Craig Anderson (publications) –

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