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Aggression_Outline 1 Aggression Class ‘Quiz’ What is aggression? Aggression: any behavior resulting in physical or psychological pain and implies intention Hostile Aggression Involves anger and infliction of pain Instrumental aggression Means to an end Is aggression inborn or learn? Freud’s Instinct Theory: Eros (life) and Thanatos (death) Fails to account for variation Aggressiveness across Cultures Berkowitz (1993) Humans have an inborn tendency to act aggressive, but expression of aggressive action depends on the social situation Aggressive behavior differs across and within cultures Nisbet (1993) – Culture of Honor Region Homicide Rates (White Male offender) New England Middle Atlantic Midwest Pacific Mountain Southwest South
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Aggression_Outline 2 Causes of Aggression Neural and Chemical Causes The Brain (amygdala) Testosterone Serotonin Alcohol Pain and Discomfort Causes of Aggression Social Situations Frustration Direct Provocation and Reciprocation Aggressive Objects Social Learning Theory – Imitation Frustration as a cause of aggression: Aggression can be [types] Direct Displaced Vicarious Scapegoating Remember: Price of Cotton and lynching Why does frustration cause aggression? o Riots Goal is blocked
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Aggression_Outline 3 Closer to your goal Harris (1974) – supermarket study Unexpected frustration Frustration does not always produce aggression Rather it produces anger, annoyance and a readiness to aggress
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course PSY 274 taught by Professor Newman during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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