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Running head: HUMAN AGGRESSION1Why are Some People More Aggressive than Others?NameInstitution
HUMAN AGGRESSION2Delete (For future engagements you can reach me directly through[email protected])Why are Some People More Aggressive than Others?Aggression is a human social behavior and while it has been researched from variousperspective, there are numerous models and research from the social psychology field thatoffers a strong framework to understand it. Psychologists claims that aggression may takedifferent emotional, physical, verbal, or others forms that consist of assault, bullying, threat,intimidation, harassment, dominance, coercion and human interactions contexts. Researchhas showed that people experience aggression differently. This has posed a question on whydo some individuals habitually undertake aggression with lack of ability to engage in rationaland peaceful communication? Basically, some of the people are considered aggressive morethan others because they lack the ability to regulate their emotions due to the historical eventsthat they have experienced.Theories of Human AggressionSocial Cognitive TheoriesThe social Cognitive theories of aggressions indicate that people make sense of theirsocial environments through simplification and organization into cognitive schemata. Thecognitive schemata encompass acquitted rules, expectations, social knowledge, and acquiredrules that guide behavioral actions. Two main social cognitive theories that have enhanced theunderstanding of aggression include Crick and Dodge's Social Information Processing theoryand the Integrated Model of Emotion Process and Cognition.Crick and Dodge's Social Information Processing Model demonstrates a socialinformation processing sequence of stages comprising of encoding and interpretation of bothinternal and external cues, responses’ selection, goal selection, and behavioral enactment (Ziv& Elizarov, 2019). The aggressive behavior is assumed to result from social cues
HUMAN AGGRESSION3misinterpretation, information processing deficiencies, and schematic bias.The theoryproposes that the cognitive schemata are founded from biologically inherited abilities and areoften refined through the learning and socialization experiences throughout one’s life. It isargued that at stages one and two of the social information processing models, persons attendselectively to environmental, situational, and internal cues after which they encode andinterpret them through a personalized schema that is stored in the memory (Ziv & Elizarov,219). Stage three is characterized by a section of desired outcomes and goals from thesituations, that are then retrieved from the memory in stage four. If faced with a severesituation, a new structure is developed. Stage five includes the evaluation of potentialresponses with the consideration of the resources, consequences, and abilities of anindividual. The most appropriate and positive response is selected and implemented in stagesix (Ziv & Elizarov, 219).

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