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Affective Violence

-intense ANS arousal
-subjective experience of emotion
-reactive and immediate violence
-internal or external threat
-goal is threat reduction
-rapid displacement of target
-time-limited behavior
-preceded by public posturing
-primarily emotional
-heightened and diffuse awareness

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Predatory Violence

-minimal or no ANS
-no conscious emotion
-planned and purposeful
-no minimal threat
-many goals
-no target displacement
-no time limit to behavior
-preceded by private ritual
-primarily cognitive- conative
-focused awareness

3

Affective Terms

-emotional
-reactive
-impulsive
-defensive
-to protect
-a lot of vocalization

4

Predatory terms

-instrumental
-typically silent

5

Affective brain

less activity in the prefrontal cortex

6

Predatory brains

no statistical difference in pre frontal cortex from their brains and the normal brain

7

Neurochemistry

-dopamine has mixed effect on affective aggression

8

Sensory signals

different areas in the hypothalamus activated depending on the type of violence
-lateral hypothalamus for predatory
medial hypothalamus of affective

9

Psychophysiology

-heart rate deceleration

10

who engages in violence the most?

crazy people

11

psychopathy checklist

two factors four facets

12

interpersonal/affective

-lack of remorse or guilt
-shallow affect
-conning/manipulation
-pathological lying
-grandiose sense of self worth
-callous/lack of empathy
-failure to accept responsibility for own actions
-glibness/superficial charm

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social deviancy

-need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
-parasitic lifestyle
-poor behavioral control
-early behavioral problems
-lack realistic long term goals
-impulsivity
-irresponsibility
-juvenile delinquency
-revocation of conditional release
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violence and psychopathy

-they commit more crimes
-violence does not decrease with age
-they are more aggressive in prison
-male rather than female
-stranger victims likely
-sexual sadists are typically psychopaths
-correlates with sadistic personality traits
-violence is predatory and affective
-relatively stable across psychopath's adult life