463Aggression

463Aggression - Aggression: A Multivariate Approach:...

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Aggression: A Multivariate Approach: Biological Influences Hormones: Testosterone, low serotonin. Olweus: 15-17 year-old boys with high testosterone higher in aggression Linked with irritability Anger is a prime emotion of aggression Females rats or monkeys injected with testosterone are more aggressive.
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Aggression: A Multivariate Approach: Biological Influences Hormones: Testosterone, low serotonin. Olweus: 15-17 year-old boys with high testosterone higher in aggression Linked with irritability Anger is a prime emotion of aggression Females rats or monkeys injected with testosterone are more aggressive. Sensitive periods for testosterone: 5 mos. after conception and adolesence. Conception 5 months Birth Adolescence Late adulthood
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Aggression: A Multivariate Approach: Biological Influences Temperament Systems Aggression as subsystem of Behavioral Approach (Go) Emotionality/Affect Intensity Affects proneness to anger, irritability Negatively associated with BIS (Stop), Conscientiousness, and Affectional System (but compartmentalization possible)
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Aggression: A Multivariate Approach: Environmental Influences Social Learning: Imitating successful aggression Reinforcement: Successful aggression brings rewards Negative Reinforcement: Aggression reinforced because it eliminates an aversive stimulus Gerald Patterson: Coercive family processes a major correlate of children’s aggression
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Aggression: A Multivariate Approach: Environmental Influences Innately Aversive Events Event anger, frustration aggressive prepotency Physical Examples: Shock, tail pinch, heat, inflicted pain David Buss: Cheating spouses, exploitation Natural Clue: Innate connection between a stimulus and an affective (evaluative) response: LeDoux’s Low Road: Direct connection to the amygdala Stimulus Response + (tender touching, sweet) Stimulus Response (Shock, etc.) Innate (Natural Clue)
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 463 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '10 term at CSU Long Beach.

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