To understand what constitutes anti-social behaviour • To understand the psychological definition of aggression and its causes. • To understand social learning theory and the work of Albert Bandura. Learning Objectives
Anti-social behaviour is any behaviour that is disruptive or harmful to the wellbeing or property of another person or to the functioning of a group or society. • It typically involves actions that break laws, rules or social norms concerning personal and property rights of others. • At the core of many anti-social acts is aggression. Anti-Social Behaviour
Behaviour is only identified as aggression when there is intent to harm, whether or not harm actually occurs. • Behaviour that accidentally harms is not considered aggression. • For example, throwing a cricket ball at someone’s head and missing is still aggression because of the intent to hurt. • However, accidentally hitting someone with the ball when they cut across in front of you is not aggression, even if it is more harmful. Aggression
Backchatting’ a teacher you like when asked to be quiet when talking to a friend during the lesson • Punching your brother or sister in rage even though you usually get on well with them • Insulting a friend • Refusing to sit next to a stranger on the bus because you hate all people with their ethnic background • A hired assassin shooting to kill but missing • Feeling annoyed at the opponent who deliberately trips you during a basketball match • Giving someone a ‘dirty look’ • ‘Pushing and shoving’ in the school corridor ‘just because you felt like it’ • Starting a rumour about someone's family • Watching an extremely violent movie Is it Aggressive Behaviour?