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Aggression Aggression? Def’n
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Defining Aggression   (Pp.419-422) Aggression  is any form of behaviour that is  intended to injure someone physically or  psychologically Hostile  .. Instrumental  .. Relational  ..
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Orientations human nature drive reduction learning sociological Ecological Aggression (overheads) Social concerns violent society – examples some success - examples
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Why?  - theories Issues –  TV pornography bullying* Human Nature Freud – eros and thanatos Lorenz – ethologist Behaviour – fixed action patterns
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   central               energizes             fixed excitatory                                   action potential                                     pattern fixed             triggered by                   action                                         external key pattern                                        (threat)
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Freud/Einstein letters The upshot of these observations, as bearing  on the subject in hand, is that there is no  likelihood of our being able to suppress  humanity's aggressive tendencies.  (Freud,  1932)
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Problems with the approach adaptability “catharsis” predictions of Lorenz and Freud Drive Reduction Models e.g. Frustration-aggression model Def’n: frustration refers . . Theory: aggression is an automatic response 
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