Flashcards in aggression Deck (12):
what is aggression?
behaviour intended to harm others (physical, verbal or mental)
two types of aggression?
define: hostile/impulsive aggression
: violent attitudes/actions, behaviour that cannot be controlled and is aimed at hurting others
define: instrumental aggression
aggressive behaviour to achieve a goal
does increased temperature increase aggression?
describe frustration aggression hypothesis
frustration can produce a readiness for aggression, and vice versa
frustration aggression hypothesis experiment?
Young children in a room with toys
Half were not allowed to play with them at first but were later allowed to play
The other half could play with them
describe excitation transfer model
arousal transfers from one situation to another and promotes the likelihood of aggression
describe excitation transfer model experiment - Baron and Richardson 1994
• Jogger comes home and is provoked by a neighbour.
• Jogger’s heart rate and breathing is already increased due to the workout; but the jogger attributes arousal to the neighbour and therefore responds aggressively
personality traits leading to increased aggression?
irritability, mistrust, impulsivity, lack of closeness
sex differences in aggression?
direct/physical vs relational (silent treatment, gossip)