Aggression - Aggression Dear Mr. Clinton, April 29, 1994 I...

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Aggression Dear Mr. Clinton, April 29, 1994 I want you to stop the killing in the city. People is dead and I think that somebody might kill me. So would you please stop the people from deading. I’m asking you nicely to stop it. I know you can do it. Do it. I know you could. Your friend, James. James was killed in a drive by shooting on May 8th, 1994. He was 9-years-old Aggression A cat kills a mouse A doctor gives a shot to a child Tennis player smashes the racket after missing a shot Boy Scout tries to help an old lady, but trips her by mistake A firing squad executes a prisoner Definition of Aggression Any behavior directed against another living thing intended to harm or injure Emotional: provoked by pain Instrumental: means to an end Reducing Aggression Emotional: distract the person Instrument: change the models, rewards, punishments, etc. that influence the aggression Explaining Aggression Intention Zillman and Cantor (1976) Pts. insulted by graduate student Told student was anxious about an exam Reacted with less anger Theories of Aggression Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis (Dollard et al., 1939) Frustration Aggression Displacement
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Berkowitz (1989) Negative affect is a precursor
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