Aggression

Aggression - Aggression What is aggression Behavior intended to harm another person Harm can be physical or psychological Type of Aggression

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What is aggression? Behavior intended to harm another person Harm can be physical or psychological
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Type of Aggression Attempt to hurt another without obvious face-to- face conflict Indirect Aggression Spreading a rumor that your ex has an STD Direct Aggression Emotional Aggression Instrumental Aggression Definition Example
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Type of Aggression Indirect Aggression Direct Aggression Definition Example Behavior intended to hurt someone “to his or her face” A hockey player punches another player Emotional Aggression Instrumental Aggression
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Type of Aggression Indirect Aggression Direct Aggression Emotional Aggression Instrumental Aggression Definition Example Hurtful behavior that stems from angry feelings A child throws a temper tantrum after mom refuses to buy candy
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Type of Aggression Indirect Aggression Direct Aggression Emotional Aggression Instrumental Aggression Definition Example Hurting another to accomplish another (non- aggressive) goal A mother spanks a child to discourage him from repeating a tantrum
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Theories of Aggression What causes aggression?
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Are humans naturally aggressive? Hobbes People are naturally aggressive Only government keeps us from killing each other Rousseau People are naturally peaceful Society makes us hurt one another
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Are humans naturally aggressive? Freud Humans have instincts toward both life and death Eros- the life instinct Thanatos- the death instinct (aggression) The aggressive instinct can be channeled, or sublimated, into creation and invention.
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Are humans naturally aggressive? Evolutionary psychology Most animals are aggressive Even when isolated from other animals from birth, animals appear to have an instinctive aggressive response The possibility of aggressive behavior is genetically encoded
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Are humans naturally aggressive? Yes.
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Aggression - Aggression What is aggression Behavior intended to harm another person Harm can be physical or psychological Type of Aggression

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