Drive Theories-Aggression

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Drive Theories o Theories suggesting that aggression stems from external conditions that arouse the motive to harm or injure others External conditions Drive to harm or injure others Overt aggression! o Frustration Response Classical Theory that aggression is an automatic response to any blocking of goal-directed behavior Aggress inward or outward Revised The theory that any unpleasant stimulation will lead to emotional aggression to the extent that it generates anger/annoyance, there are aggression cues and there is a readiness to aggress Designed to explain hostile aggression Frustration arises when there’s a gap between expectations and attainment Especially when the cause of the frustration is viewed as illegitimate or unjustified Anger mediates frustration and aggression An emotional readiness to aggress Learned theories of aggression o Social learning theory (Bandura) We learn aggression by observing and imitating others
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 12 taught by Professor Stock during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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