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Unformatted text preview: mere presence can increase the probability of aggression. Social Learning Theory – the idea that we learn social behavior by observing others and imitating them. Scripts – ways of behaving socially that we learn implicitly from our culture. Catharsis – the notion that “blowing off steam” – by performing an aggressive act, watching others engage in aggressive behaviors, or engaging in a fantasy of aggression – relieves built-up aggressive energies and hence reduces the likelihood of further aggressive behavior. The effects of war on combatants versus noncombatants – immediately after a war, combatant countries are more likely to show an increase in violent crimes than are countries not involved in a war. Read for more details on how aggression is learned and developed and if it is instinctual, situational, optional / related to culture / chemical influences / emotions....
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 280 taught by Professor Madon during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.
- Spring '07