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Unformatted text preview: 11/23/2010 Aggression Biological Factors Cultural Factors Other Psychological Factors o Aggression triggers o Excitation transfer I nfluence of Mass Media Aggression o Behavior intended to harm o Variations 1) Instrumental Aggression Deliberative, strategic September 11 th attacks born out of hate o A goal, an intent o Planned o An attack designed to cause a lot of harm, but done deliberatively and strategically 2) Hostile Aggression Spontaneous, reactive Gut response o A baseball fight Ventura 11/23/2010 o Me attacking Austin Biological Influences o Hormonal Effects Testosterone is linked to aggression Animal Studies Human Studies (Dabbs) o Unethical These tests were injecting more testosterone in the participants Amps up sex drive in both male and female o Correlational Studies of Testosterone in Human Aggression Prisoner testosterone predicts degree of violence of the criminal offense The more testosterone the more the likely the person is in jail for a highly aggressive event...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PSY 221 taught by Professor Hugenberg during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.
- Fall '08
- Social Psychology