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Bob Larose

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Aggression in Sport (Ch. 23) Definition: any form of overt, intentional behaviour directed toward the goal of harming or injuring another living being who is motivated to avoid such treatment (Baron, 1994) Aggression is a physical or verbal behaviour not an attitude or emotion, involve injury or harm, is directed toward another living organism (can be oneself, animal/pet), has intent, can be physical or psychological Aggression is not assertiveness – intense or highly motivated performance (tenacious, confident, legitimate acts of force or strategy), dominance or leadership Aggression – comes in two forms 1) Hostile (reactive) – violent (an end in itself – inflict injury) (ex. bar fight) 2) Instrumental – a means to a non-violent end (used to intimidate or exert psychological pressure) Most aggression in sport is instrumental Cause of Aggression – Theories 1) Instinct theory a. aggression is an innate drive that builds up until it must inevitably expressed or released b. Direct attack or displaced through catharsis – blow off steam thr
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