Chapter11b - M oreonChapter11 AggressionandViolence...

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More on Chapter 11 Aggression and Violence Emily Grijalva Psyc 201 November 06, 2009
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Today   The Social Context of Aggression Culture and Aggression Aggression on the Playground Aggression in Close Relationships Aggression in Groups   Media Effects on Aggression Television Violence Violent Video Games Pornography   Controlling Aggression and Violence Controlling Anger Teaching Alternatives to Aggression
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Context: Culture and Aggression Social learning theory  tells us we learn to be aggressive via our environment,  especially concerning what we see in others  CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN AGGRESSION (homicide or other violent crime)  Of all industrial nations in the world, the US has the highest rate of homicide  perhaps due to ease of obtaining firearms  The homicide rate is  greater in the South  as opposed to the North (due to heat, poverty, history of racial conflict?)  CULTURE OF HONOR   social network in  which men are taught from an early age to defend their reputation for  strength by responding to insults or threats with dominance, violence, or  aggression
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DOV COHEN AND COLLEAGUES (1996)   “As the participant walked down the hall, a confederate of the  experimenter walked out of a door marked ‘Photo Lab’ and began working  at a file cabinet in the hall.  The confederate had to push the file drawer in  to allow the participant to pass by him and drop his paper off at the table.   As the participant returned seconds later and walked back down the hall  toward the experimental room, the confederate (who had reopened the file  drawer) slammed it shut on seeing the participant approach and bumped  into the participant with his shoulder, calling the participant an ‘asshole’.”
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Context: Aggression on the Playground   DEVELOPMENT OF ANGER IN CHILDREN   First 6 months  - anger emerges as an emotion   1-2 years old  – children target aggressive behavior at others   Early grade-school  - boys who start fights and engage in both physical 
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