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Textbook Notes for Chapter 10 (aggression)

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PSY220H1 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 10 NOTES AGGRESSION What is Aggression? -aggressionphysical or verbal behaviour intended to cause harm -excludes unintentional harm and actions which may involve pain as an unavoidable side effect (eg. dental treatments) -two types of aggression: -hostile aggressiondriven by anger and performed as an end in itself -eg. Most murders (impulsive, emotional outbursts) -instrumental aggression a means to some other conflict -eg. Terrorist acts (strategic tool used during conflict) Theories of Aggression Aggression as a biological phenomenon Instinct theory and evolutionary psychology -Sigmund Freud and Konrad Lorenz saw aggressive energy as instinctual (innate, unlearned and universal) -Freudhuman aggression comes from a self-destructive impulse (a primitive death urge...the death instinct) -Lorenzaggressive as adaptive rather than self-destructive -flaws of instict theory: -explaining by naming -fails to account for variation in aggressiveness -evolutionary psychologyaggression is adaptive -agression as a strategy (gaining resources, defending against attack, intimidating male rivals for females) - explains the high levels of male-male aggression in human history Neural Influences www.notesolution.com
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