Retraction notice to “The weapons effect” [Current Opinion in Psychology (2018) 19 (93–97)]

Arlin James Benjamin, Brad J. Bushman

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This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief, Michael J Zvolensky. The authors notified the Editors-in-Chief that this invited review has substantial similarity to a previously published paper in this journal by the same authors: Arlin James Benjamin, Brad J Bushman. The weapons priming effect. Current Opinion in Psychology, Volume 12, 2016,Pages 45-48 DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2016.05.003. One of the co-authors, Dr Brad J Bushman, was the Guest Editor of this “Aggression and Violence” issue. The peer review process for this article was handled by an independent Editor with no involvement by the Guest Editor. Apologies are offered to the readers that this was not detected before publication. The journal is reviewing its procedures for the invitation and editorial handling of submissions to help prevent future cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Early online date16 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


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