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Ch 10: Aggression. Part 2: Oct. 29, 2012. (Biological theory – cont.): Testosterone (male sex hormone) also has influence Boys/girls express aggression differently Feelings of anger – Gender differences in direct / indirect aggression?. Aggression Theories: Frustration.

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Ch 10 aggression

Ch 10: Aggression

Part 2: Oct. 29, 2012


Ch 10 aggression

  • (Biological theory – cont.):

    • Testosterone (male sex hormone) also has influence

    • Boys/girls express aggression differently

      • Feelings of anger –

      • Gender differences in direct /indirect aggression?


Aggression theories frustration

Aggression Theories: Frustration

  • Oldest theory – frustration (having a goal blocked) leads to some form of aggression.

  • Aggression gets displaced to other sources

    • Catharsis?

  • Any support for this theory?


Aggression and social learning

Aggression and Social Learning

  • Is it a learned social behavior? Bandura

  • Learn aggression through observing others.

  • Bobo doll experiment example…

    • What was the method?

    • What were the results?


Tv and violence

TV and Violence

  • George Gerbner’s 30 year study of violence in movies/TV.

  • Stats on daily TV use -

  • Stats on # violent acts per hour on TV –

  • Effect on behavior & beliefs?

    • Bushman & Eron’s longitudinal research –


Ch 10 aggression

  • Gerbner’s research:

    • “Mean World Syndrome”

      • Contrast with actual crime rates –

    • “Happy Violence”


Aggression triggers situational influences

Aggression Triggers – Situational Influences

  • Pain

  • Heat – evidence from MLB pitchers

  • Crowding

  • Alcohol


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