ESS 3318 - Aggression

ESS 3318 - Aggression - Aggression in Sport Department of...

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Aggression in Sport Department of Health, Exercise & Sport Science Texas Tech University
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Key Terms: Colloquial Uses of the Term ―Aggression‖ ―hustle‖ ―drive‖ ambitious behavior (e.g, aggressive salesperson)
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Key Terms: Colloquial Uses of the Term ―Aggression‖ Relative to Sport playing with extreme effort playing with ―reckless abandon‖ (e.g., aggressive base running) an aggressive player is sometimes referred to as a ―real competitor‖
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Key Terms: Social Science Definition of Aggression Any form of behavior directed toward the goal of harming or injuring another living being who is motivated to avoid such treatment (Baron & Richardson, 1994)
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Key Terms: Social Science Def. of Aggression Masochism!?! Sport? Contact & Combative Sport? 4. ―Motivated to avoid‖ not self, not objects or things intentional not accidental injury/harm not required physical OR psychological not emotion (e.g., anger) not cognition (e.g.,imagery). 3. ―Another living being‖ 2. ―Goal of harming or injuring‖ Key Points: 1. ―Behavior‖
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Key Terms: Social Science Definition of Aggression Let’s test your knowledge! According to Baron & Richardson’s (1994) definition, would the following be considered acts of aggression? A basketball coach breaks a chair in protesting a disputed call No. A football player kicks his/her cat after arriving home following a loss. Yes.
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Key Terms: Types of Aggressive Behavior Hostile or Reactive Aggression Aggression where the primary goal is to inflict harm. ―I want to hurt him for what he has done to me.‖ Instrumental Aggression Aggression in the service of a nonagressive goal. ―I want to injure him out of the game to help us win. Some people mistakenly think of these as ―good‖ and ―bad‖ aggression. THOSE PEOPLE ARE WRONG!
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BOTH INSTRUMENTAL AND HOSTILE (OR REACTIVE) AGGRESSION INVOLVE THE INTENT TO HARM! BOTH INSTRUMENTAL AND HOSTILE (OR REACTIVE) AGGRESSION INVOLVE THE BOTH INSTRUMENTAL AND HOSTILE (OR REACTIVE) AGGRESSION INVOLVE THE Key Terms: NEVER FORGET…
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Key Terms: Related Behaviors Assertiveness Purposeful and goal-directed behavior involving NO INTENT TO HARM. Violence Extreme physical aggression Assertiveness is not instrumental aggression. Instrumental aggression is not assertiveness.
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Key Terms: Assertive Behavior Assertive behavior involves high intensity and emotion but without intention to harm. (Weinberg & Gould, 2003) So…. . When a coach tells his/her team that they should be more aggressive, they usually mean that they want their team to be more assertive!
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behavior Assertive behaviour No intention to harm Legitimate force Unusual effort and energy Instrumental aggression Intent to harm Goal to win No anger Hostile aggression Intent to harm Goal to harm Anger
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course ESS 3318 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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