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1 Lecture Outline Factors that influence aggression (con’t) –arousal –alcohol –aggressive cues –violent media Reducing aggression Causes of Aggression 1. Narcissistic Personality 2. Aversive (unpleasant) situations 3. Physiological arousal Arousal Excitation-Transfer Theory •Physiological arousal dissipates slowly •Arousal caused by 1st event can be mis attributed to 2nd event cp Bridge Study Low Bridge High Bridge Low arousal High arousal Arousal caused by high bridge misattributed as sexual attraction Men on high bridge: ¾ Called experimenter more ¾ Stories had more sexual content Bridge Study cp Excitation Transfer Theory Misattribution occurs unconsciously Misattribution more likely when people believe arousal of first event has worn off, when it actually hasn’t This theory may explain why hot temperatures increase aggression cp Causes of Aggression 1. Narcissistic Personality 2. Aversive (unpleasant) situations 3. Physiological arousal
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 280 taught by Professor Madon during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.

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