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Psychology
Course
PSYC 215
Professor
John Lydon
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 13 Explanations for why aggression occurs vary according to whether it is hostile or instrumental. 1. Hostile Aggression: behavior intended to harm another, either physically or psychologically, and motivated by feelings of anger and hostility. Ex. Genocide in Rwanda: Hutus seeking revenge on Tutsis out of anger about past hostilities. 2. Instrumental Aggression: behavior intended to harm another in the service of motives other than pure hostility (ex. To attract attention, to acquire wealth, or to advance political and ideological causes). Ex. Genocide in Rwanda was committed in the pursuit of political purposes: the Hutus were seeking to displace the more powerful Tutsis. -many acts of aggression involve a mix of hostile and instrumental motives. Ex. A football player who intentionally harm
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