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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides Aggression and violence
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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides Lecture contents Aggressive definitions Learning aggression Berkowitz’s cognitive neoassociation analysis Sex and violence in the media Dispositional considerations
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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides What is aggression? Aggression may be defined as behaviour intended to harm. (Lots of other definitions are possible.) Instrumental aggression is harm inflicted as a means to a desired end. Hostile (a.k.a., ‘e motional ’) aggression is harm inflicted for its own sake. Violence is defined by Brehm et al. (2002, p. 392) as “extreme acts of aggression”.
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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides Operant conditioning Reinforcement Behaviour acquired if rewarded Positive reinforcement (add positive) Negative reinforcement (remove negative) Behaviour extinguished if punished Add negative or remove positive Boldizar (1989) Discriminative reinforcement Shaping
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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides Straus et al. (1997) Smacking promotes antisocial behaviour?
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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides Emotional Arousal Anticipated Consequences of Behaviour Aversive Experiences Incentive Inducements Aggression Dependency Withdrawal Problem solving Turn to Drugs Helplessness Etc. Bandura’s (1973) Social Learning Theory
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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides Eron et al.’s (1972) cross-lagged correlations .31 .01 .05 .38 .21 -.05 ViolTV @ 19 Violman@19 ViolTV @ 9 Violboy@9
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ATP Social 10: Aggression Tom Farsides Incentive instigators “The pull of expected benefits, rather than the push of painful treatment” (Bandura, 1983, p. 17). Anticipated consequences, internal and external (i.e., cognitive
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