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05/03/10 Engage in violent behavior: # of factors -3 risk = .45 -4 risk = .6 -Peer factor is particularly powerful. Social rejection from peers tends to mediate more than other factors for conduct disorder. What provokes aggressive behavior? These factors can facilitate violence. These factors can diminish capability for empathy. Less likely to engage in altruistic act in response to a person’s suffering. 1. Dehuminization: largely has to do with use of language. If using terms to classify, label people negative (that dehumanizes person). Making people seem less than human - e.g. what difference does it make if they’re just like rats infesting the park? We think we are less vulnerable to social factors than we actually are (Milgram experiment) 2. Deindividulaization: your own individuality is dampened to the outside. Uniform – your individuality is not standing out as much. Power of group/authorities becomes more pronounced. More susceptible to participating or individual level of control over violent
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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