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Chapter 10 Aggression: Hurting Others By: Jason Clark I. What is Aggression? A. Aggression: Physical or Verbal behavior intended to hurt someone B. Hostile Aggression: Aggression driven by anger and performed as an end in itself (also called affective aggression) C. Instrumental Aggression: Aggression that is a means to some other end II. What are some theories of aggression? A. Aggression as biology 1. Instinct theory and evolutionary psychology a. Instinctive behavior: An innate, unlearned behavior pattern exhibited by all members of a species b. Our ancestors sometimes found aggression adaptive-gaining resources, defending attack etc. 2. Neural influences a. Neural areas in brain facilitate aggression 3. Genetic influences a. Genes can predispose people to be more sensitive and responsive to aggressive behavior 4. Biochemical influences a. Certain chemicals (alcohol and drugs) can enhance aggressiveness in people B. Aggression as a response to frustration 1. Frustration-aggression theory: The theory that frustration triggers a
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 321 taught by Professor Martinvanslyck during the Fall '04 term at VCU.

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