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12_Part1-1 - Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Aggression: Aggression:...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Aggression: Aggression: Why We Hurt Other People Why We Hurt Other People What is Aggression? What is Aggression? An aggressive action is intentional behavior aimed at causing either physical or psychological harm in a conspecific . Hostile aggression is an act of aggression stemming from feelings of anger and aimed only at inflicting pain . Instrumental aggression is aggression that serves as a means to some goal just than causing pain. Aggression: Hostile or Instrumental? Aggression: Hostile or Instrumental? A convicted murderer is executed under capital punishment law in order to deter other potential murderers. In a fit of anger, a father spanks his disobedient 6-yr-old A woman shoots mace at her attacker to avoid being raped Another driver cuts in front of me at a toll booth, so I give him the finger when I later pass him A professor lowers a students grade on a late paper in keeping with the policy stated on her syllabus A pitcher, in order to keep a batter off the plate so he can strike him out more easily, throws an inside pitch that hits him. A husband, furious that his wife has cheated on him, starts a fight with another patron in a bar. Aggression: Innate Instinct or Learned Aggression: Innate Instinct or Learned Social Custom?...
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12_Part1-1 - Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Aggression: Aggression:...

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