Topic 13 Cultural Approaches to Crime and Violence for BLACKBOARD

Topic 13 Cultural Approaches to Crime and Violence for BLACKBOARD

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 Cultural Approaches to Violence Topic 13, Sociology 101
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6/14/11 The Problem What is considered acceptable violence often culturally defined C.f., Daly and Wilson Evolutionary approaches often focus on cultural universals The Problem White male homicide rates are higher in South than North, but only those that are
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6/14/11 Roots of Culture of Honor Economy of early South based partly on herding herding cultures more approving of certain forms of violence. must be willing to use force to protect self and property because law enforcement often inadequate property can herded away Settlers of South often herders (from fringes of Britain) where lawlessness had been present for centuries
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6/14/11 Southerners should be more likely to view insult as damaging to status/reputation be upset (physiologically & emotionally) by insult be prepared (cognitively, physiologically, and behaviorally) for aggressive and dominant behavior after insult
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6/14/11 Basic Procedure P = Southern or Northern White Male walked down narrow hall where confederate worked at file cabinet walked by second time, confederate slammed drawer, bumped into P, called him an asshole Findings
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6/14/11 Experiment 2 - Physiological Measured changes in cortisol -- associated with stress, anxiety, arousal. testosterone - associated with aggression and dominance Ss showed larger
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6/14/11 Experiment 2 - Physiological Changes Similar effects for testosterone
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6/14/11 Experiment 3
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Topic 13 Cultural Approaches to Crime and Violence for BLACKBOARD

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