Yr13 Aggression Key Terms

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DescriptionKey Term
refers to factors present in certain social situations that may lead to aggression that would not otherwise be seen
an evil act of aggression that isn't instinctive
Dollard's idea that a person's frustration will eventually build up and lead to aggressive acts
type of aggression that involves an impulsive act when threatened
Genetic discovery by Sandberg, where the male has an extra Y chromosome
The idea that a person's behaviour causes a change in levels of testosterone
In evolutionary explanations, the showing of aggression to assert power and status
in SLT, how much you focus on your model
According to Runcimann, not having as much as you used to have
The idea that testosterone causes a change in a person's behaviour
refers to individual characteristics that may contribute to aggressive behaviour
Berkowitz and LePage's much maligned idea that frustration needs a catalyst object to become agression
Male sex hormones, mainly testosterone
According to Runcimann, not having as much as other groups
watching someone else being rewarded for a behaviour
In evolutionary explanations, a behaviour that when shown stops aggression from an attacker and 'admits defeat'
System of cells in the testes that make testosterone
The loss of one's sense of identity
fear of being assessed by others: relates to deindividuation
DescriptionKey Term
Idea proposed by Bandura, suggesting people learn by watching the behaviours of others
being confident in your own abilities
the idea that people in a group will look to others for what to do, and will adopt a distinctive behaviour
the basis of social learning theory: a person you identify with and copy
in SLT, storing the behaviour you witnessed
Hindu festival in India where there is little or no group aggression
an inflatable toy doll weighted at the base
In group aggression, where group views become infectious and spread rapidly
copying someone: Tarde found the key characteristics for this in 1912
in SLT, having good reason to recreate the demonstrated behaviour
The idea that aggression is caused by not having what you feel you should have compared to others/what you had in the past
Devised by Smelser: basically stages a group goes through to develop collective behaviour
in SLT, copying the behaviour you witnessed
in deindividuation, the reduction of evaluating your own behaviour
a criticism of Bandura: the idea that a researcher assumes their ideas are appropriate regardless of culture
Neurotransmitter found to inhibit aggression
Part of the brain (found in the limbic system) responsible for processing emotions
in group aggression, where emotions and behaviour are copied and intensified
term for aggressive acts and situations taking place in prisons, the military, and other institutions

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