Chapter 10 - Aggression

Aggression as l earned social behavior rewards of

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Unformatted text preview: Frustration Relative deprivation Perception that one is less well off than others with whom one compares oneself Explains why happiness tends to be lower and crime rates higher in communities and nations with large income inequality What Are Some Theories of Aggression? Aggression as L earned Social Behavior Rewards of aggression Through experience and by observing others, we learn that aggression often pays What Are Some Theories of Aggression? Observational L earning Social learning theory We learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewarded and punished Family Culture What Are Some Influences on Aggression? Aversive Incidents Physical pain Psychological pain Heat Attacks Includes insults What Are Some Influences on Aggression? Arousal A given state of bodily arousal feeds one emotion or another, depending on how the person interprets and labels the arousal What Are Some Influences on Aggression? Aggression Cues Violence is more likely when aggressive cues release pent- up anger What Are Some Influences on Aggression? Media Influences: Pornography and Sexual Violence Distorted perceptions of sexual reality Studies confirm that exposure to por...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2014 for the course PSY 331 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '06 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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