Aggression and Prosocial Behavior

Aggression and Prosocial Behavior - and certain brain...

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Aggression and Prosocial Behavior Define prosocial behavior Describe the Kitty Genovese case in terms of bystander apathy presence of other people can influence bystanders’ willingness to help Aggression Any action carried out with the intention of harming another person Ethologist Studies natural behavior patterns of animals Ethologists believe that aggression is innate in all animals, including humans Appears to be a relationship between aggression and hypoglycemia, allergy,
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Unformatted text preview: and certain brain injuries and disorders Certain brain areas can trigger or end aggressive behavior Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis Frustration tends to lead to aggression Aversive Stimuli: Produce discomfort or displeasure and can heighten hostility and aggression Aggression Cues: Signals that are associated with aggression...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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