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GENERAL AGGRESSIONMODELAmelia WoodrumNorthcentralPSY-5504 V2: Social Psychology and AggressionAugust 22, 2021
CONTENT REVIEWDifferences between aggression andviolence.General Aggression Model.Components of the General AggressionModel.-Inputs, Routes, and OutcomesAssumptions of componentsReferences
DIFFERENCES BETWEENAGGRESSION ANDVIOLENCE.Aggression is described as an activity aimed atanother individual with the immediate (instant)purpose to hurt them.In addition, the offender must think that the actionwill hurt the target and that the target is motivatedto avoid it.Physical hostility at the extremely high end of theaggressiveness continuum, such as murder andsevere assault, is classified as violence.Violence is a behavior that is acted out with the fullintent to harm, cause damage, or kill someone orsomething (ie: animal)
GENERALAGGRESSION MODELThe General Aggression Model (GAM) helps inevaluating human aggressiveness throughintegrative approach.Aggression is studied in terms of social, cognitive,psychological, developmental, and biologicalvariables.For instance, knowledge structures impact humanaggressiveness, affecting a wide range of social-cognitive phenomena such as perception,interpretation, decision-making, and action.The three general aggression model includes;InputsRoutesoutcomes
INPUTSThe stage describes the processes ofhow people and situations affects thecurrent internal state variables.Inputs can enhance or reduce thechanges of aggressiveness.For instance, risk factors increasesaggressiveness.Protective factors are those thatreduce the likelihood of aggression.Person factors are any uniquevariations that impact how a person behavesto a potential circumstance.

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