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What is Thanatos?

The part of our unconscious mind that causes our aggressive drive

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What are ego defence mechanisms?

Behaviour strategies used by the individual to protect itself

3

What is the lambic system?

The part of the brain that causes aggressive behaviour

4

What is vicarious learning?

Learning by observation

5

What is monitoring?

Watching something

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What is displacement?

Being aggressive towards other people

7

What is sublimation?

Channelling our aggression into other acceptable activities

8

Describe the psychodynamic explanation of aggression

Psychodynamic explanation of aggression is a theory that states that within the unconscious there is a desire for violence. It was named after Thanatos; the Greek god of death.

Freud suggests that aggression would randomly occur however Dollard believed it needed a trigger. It is believed that the ego deals with this in two ways. Displacement: being aggressive towards other people and sublimation: channelling aggression into socially acceptable activities. A study found that frustration caused an increase of aggression.

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Name two ways of reducing aggression ?

Sublimation - channeling it
Catharsis - watching it

10

What is aggression?

Behaviour aimed at harming others

11

What is Thanatos?

The part of our unconscious mind that causes our aggressive drive

12

What are ego defence mechanisms?

Behaviour strategies used by the individual to protect itself

13

What is the lambic system?

The part of the brain that causes aggressive behaviour

14

What is vicarious learning?

Learning by observation

15

What is monitoring?

Watching something

16

What is displacement?

Being aggressive towards other people

17

What is sublimation?

Channelling our aggression into other acceptable activities

18

Describe the psychodynamic explanation of aggression

Psychodynamic explanation of aggression is a theory that states that within the unconscious there is a desire for violence. It was named after Thanatos; the Greek god of death.

Freud suggests that aggression would randomly occur however Dollard believed it needed a trigger. It is believed that the ego deals with this in two ways. Displacement: being aggressive towards other people and sublimation: channelling aggression into socially acceptable activities. A study found that frustration caused an increase of aggression.

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Name two ways of reducing aggression ?

Sublimation - channeling it
Catharsis - watching it

20

What is aggression?

Behaviour aimed at harming others