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Lecture 7

PSYC 2700H Lecture 7: Social Psychology Lecture - Nov. 9

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PSYC 2700H
Katia Keefer

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Intro to Social Psychology Lecture November 9, 2015 Aggression Aggression:  Intentional behaviour aimed at causing physical or psychological harm/pain to another person (not assertiveness or accidental harm) Origins of aggression:  Some say children are driven by an inborn aggressive instinct that they must learn to control in order to function in society  Others say they learn it from watching others o Babies enter the world pure and innocent – the environment makes them bad  Studies that prove adolescence is the starting point of aggression – only look at adults and teens o Find kindergarten is the worst for kids to show aggression – wanted to look at when aggression first started  Found humans are most likely to resort to physical violence at the age of 2  Once they can move around they show exploratory aggression – pulling ears, pushing faces, etc.  Brain = gradual increase in capacity to control emotions (such as anger) and control aggressive acts as the brain develops o Front regions  Brain ability is influenced by temperament – may be genetic  Environmental factors – by the age of 5 their brains are almost fully grown o Important of the early years  Children learn that people how are aggressive may be hit back or can be isolated by society – deterrent from committing aggression, makes the brains develop the appropriate functions to control aggression  Punishment – physical punishment = child will then question when it is ok to hit (hit more to find out), child who has the pain explained to them are likely to realize it is wrong  Brain damage – likely to affect the prefrontal cortex which makes it difficult to control emotions (more aggressive)  Children do not suddenly become violent in adolescences – it develops over time beginning very young  Linked to the care and the amount of early life stimulation – need to be able to develop the cognitive tools needed to deal with problems without resorting to aggression o Children who fail develop many problems – disruptive, school issues, removed from general
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