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Aggression (ch.10) Aggression: physical or verbal behavior intended to cause harm. Hostile aggression: aggression driven by anger and performed as an end in itself. (Also called affective aggression) Instrumental aggression: aggression that is a means to some other end. Instinctive behavior: an innate, unlearned behavior pattern exhibited by all members of a species. Frustration-aggression theory: the theory that frustration triggers a readiness to aggress Frustration: the blocking of goal-directed behavior Displacement: the redirection of aggression to a target other than the source of the frustration. Generally, the new target is a safer or more socially acceptable target. Relative deprivation: the perception that one is less well off than others with whom one
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Unformatted text preview: compares oneself. Social learning theory: the theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewarded an punished. Schacter and singer:: a given state of bodily arousal feeds one emotion or another, depending on how the person interprets and labels the arousal. Arousal feeds emotions Catharsis: emotional release. The catharsis view of aggression is that aggressive drive is reduced when one “releases” aggressive energy, either by acting aggressively or by fantasizing aggression. Prosocial behavior: positive, constructive, helpful social behavior; the opposite of antisocial behavior. Social Scripts: culturally provided mental instructions for how to act in various situations...
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