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PSY220H1 Chapter 13: Chapter 13 PSY220

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Chapter 13: Aggression Situational Determinants of Aggression  Hostile aggression is motivated by anger and hostility, having the primary aim of harming others, either physically or psychologically.  Instrumental aggression is behavior intended to achieve some goal.  Heat o Heat affects levels of violence. Hotter cities have higher rates of violent crime, and more violence occurs during hot months than during cool months.  Media o Media violence has been shown to cause violence and aggression in real life. When a highly publicized suicide occurs, copycat suicides follow. o Longitudinal studies show that children who watch more violence on TV commit more serious crimes as adults than do children who watch less violence. o Watching violence on TV also causes more violent behavior in the short run. o Study  Columbia County, NY  More violent TV at age 8, more crime by 30 o Violent video games also increase the likelihood of violence. o Study  Mortal Kombat vs PGA Golf  Victor gave more white noise after MK  Columbine: loved Doom  Social rejection is a powerful elicitor of aggressive tendencies. o Columbine o Evolutionarily meant death sentence, trigger same responses as pain o Study: Noise blast and imagined alone future correlation o Income inequality Construal Processes and Aggression  According to the frustration-aggression hypothesis, when attempts at achieving goals are blocked, aggression ensues. Increase with proportion  Learned helplessness: Passive and depressed responses that individuals show when their goals are blocked and they feel that they have no control over their outcomes.  An alternative hypothesis is the neo-associationistic model, which states that people respond aggressively to an aversive stimulus only when they make anger- related construals about that stimulus. Its about how we interpret events Construal processes affect both anger and ag
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