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Week 1a - Violence in America An Introduction to HP421...

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1 Violence in America An Introduction to HP421 Violence as a Public Health Issue What is violent?
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3 c What would you do? c Two core elements of Evil e Intentional violence (i.e., intentional harm of others) e Chaos Roy Baumeister, PhD
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4 c Evil: lack of empathy Simon Baron-Cohen, PhD Definition of Violence c Behaviors that intentionally threaten, attempt or inflict physical harm on others” e Includes murder, sexual assault, simple and aggravated assault, armed robbery, child abuse, collective violence (wars, genocide, terrorism, organized crime) National Research Council, 1993
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5 Why is this definition too narrow? c Excludes suicide, unintentional injury, verbal abuse, emotional violence c In many cases, the psychological impact of violence is more detrimental than the physical impact e Subsequent depression/anxiety (long after physical recovery) e Physiological response to emotional and physical pain is similar Definition of Violence & Aggression 1. Violence is the exertion of force so as to injure or
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