Chapter 10- psych 2040

Chapter 10- psych 2040 - Chapter 10 "Aggression-...

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Chapter 10 "Aggression- Hurting Others" Tuesday, April 17 th Aggression: Any behavior intended to inflict harm on another person or thing. Passive Aggressive: behavior intended to inflict harm on someone by not doing anything. Types of Aggression: 1. Hostile: intent to inflict injury; stems from anger. 2. Instrumental: aggression in means by which higher goal is achieved. 3. Symbolic: no physical harm toward victim; aggression toward property or verbal aggression 4. Sanctioned: aggression approved of by society, as in war or self- defense. Explanations for Aggression o Ethological Theory- survival context, adapt and evolve, instincts and genetics o Sociobiology- biological predisposition for social behavior competition for scarce resources o Physiology- alcohol and drugs, hormones, hypothalamus o Frustration- Aggression Hypothesis o Blocked Goals- Frustration- Aggressive Acts; these factors are not always linked. Vent anger to a safe target; catharsis/ attributions of intent/ perceived justice. Inhibitions: the natural tendency to be inhibited, or repressed when it comes to aggressive acts. Pain Cues:
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