Yr13 Aggression Studies

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devised emergent norm theory to explain group behaviour
argued that people in a group fall under the influence of a collective mind
Bobo doll study into social learning theory and aggression
First identified the 47 XYY Karyotype
stimulated lateral hypothalamus in cats for predatorial aggression, and the medial hypothalamus for vicious attack behaviour
Conducted research that incorrectly found XYY patients were more aggressive
examined rage in cats, concluding the hypothalamus initiates aggression
His key characteristics of imitation formed the basis for social learning theory
came up with social learning theory
Formed the basis of relative deprivation by noting that during 1930s recession-era USA, there was an increase in anti-black violence
opposed deindividuation, finding deindividuated men and women in a dark room didn't get aggressive: they got sexually aroused instead
Studied deindividuation, finding people were more lilkely to discuss porn if their individuality was reduced
Suggested that humans have the ability to attach an 'enemy' label not just to humans, but animals, objects and ideas
stated there are two types of aggression: benign and malignant
Found that female spatial ability improves with testosterone increases
explored the basal and reciprocal models of testosterone
Had a metal rod blown through his brain but survived, albeit becoming more aggressive afterwards
Devised the value-added theory to explain aggression in groups
Gave testosterone to men playing a frustrating computer game and found aggressive responses increased
Compared XYY and XY men, and found no difference except in height
supported deindividuation by rerunning Milgram's study using women
differentiated between fraternalistic and egoistic relative deprivation
His Stanford Prison Experiment highlighted the existence of Institutional Aggression
Suggested there is a correlation between androgen levels and aggression in males and females
did a correlational study of other cultures and found deindividuated warriors were more aggressive
Suggested humans are evolutionarily bound to have 'us' and 'them' boundaries, leading to mass killings and genocides
Studied trick or treaters and the effects of deindividuation
analysed 500 violent attacks in Northern Island, suggesting a link between deindividuation and level of violence
Found sportspeople in more aggressive sports had higher levels of testosterone
explored aggression in mice by castrating them
examined Jackdaws and their appeasement tactics
Showed that selective breeding could lead to more aggressive behaviour using mice
Suggested serotonin may inhbit aggression
famous ethologist who said humans are the same as animals, and that aggression could only occur within a species
Argued that people think differently in groups, leading to group behavior
Examined evolutionary explanations of aggression, and suggested animals become aggressive only to get rid of the enemy; not to kill him
devised the frustration/aggression hypothesis upon which the cue arousal hypothesis was based
came up with cue arousal hypothesis

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Created Apr 16, 2010ReportNominate
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