New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Intro to Social Psych Notes

by: Lauren Notetaker

Intro to Social Psych Notes PSYC 3430 - 03

Marketplace > Tulane University > Psychlogy > PSYC 3430 - 03 > Intro to Social Psych Notes
Lauren Notetaker
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
GPA 4.0

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

These notes cover chapter 10
Intro To Social Psych
O'Brien, Laurie
Class Notes
social psych, notes
25 ?




Popular in Intro To Social Psych

Popular in Psychlogy

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Notetaker on Sunday March 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 3430 - 03 at Tulane University taught by O'Brien, Laurie in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Intro To Social Psych in Psychlogy at Tulane University.


Reviews for Intro to Social Psych Notes


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 03/13/16
Chapter 10 Defining aggression • aggression ◦ Physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt someone • Hostile aggression ◦ Lash out bc you're angry; primary goal to hurt • Instrumental aggression ◦ Intend to hurt someone in the service of another goal ◦ Ex: terrorism   Aggression as nature • Instinct theories ◦ Aggression is instinct ◦ Circular reasoning • Why is everyone aggressive? Bc it's instinctual • Genetics ◦ Personality and temperament ◦ Twin studies support a role of genetics • Biological factors ◦ Testosterone plays role ◦ But, testosterone influenced by situation ◦ Bidirectional relationship bt test and agg   Violence around the world • Pp chart • Honor culture agrees aggression is justified in response to an insult   Cultural differences • Aggression varies by culture ◦ Type of aggression ◦ Frequency ◦ Attitudes • Aggression varies by subculture ◦ Northern and southern us ◦ Culture honor • Pp   Culture of honor (cohen) • Responding to insults ◦ Northern vs southern white men ◦ Pass confederate in hallway • Blocking most of aisle and bumped into participant and called them an asshole • Results ◦ Greater effect on southern ◦ Threatened masculinity ◦ Testosterone rises • Pp chart • Wanted to see how assertive the p's would act ◦ Walk down narrow hallway ◦ Had another man who was huge and walked straight down • Pp chart •   Situational aggression • Pain t a e•H ◦ Pp chart • Provocation • Situational cues ◦ Weapons effect: the tendency of weapons to increase the likelihood of aggression by their mere presence • Frustration ◦ Blocking of expected goal ◦ Produces anger ◦ Sometimes aggression is displaced   Is aggression learned? • The role of pos and neg reinforcement • When will punishment reduce aggressive behavior? ◦ Pun has to immediately follow agg behavior ◦ When it is strong enough to deter the aggressor ◦ When it is consistently applied and perceived as fair and legitimate   When punishment backfires • When perceived as unfair, can provoke retaliation • Angry, hostile punishment provides a model of aggressive behavior • Corporal punishment ◦ Physical force intended to cause pain for the purpose of controlling a child's behavior   Social learning theory • Behavior is learned through the observation of others as well as through direct experience of rewards and punishments • Bobo doll study (bandura)   How media influences • Violent media increases aggression ◦ Affect size ◦ Children and adults ◦ Immediate and longterm • Mechanisms of influences ◦ Changes ppl's values and attitude ◦ Imitaiton ◦ Desensitization ◦ Cultiavtion   Pornography • Nonaggressive vs aggressive pornography • Aggression and pornography study ◦ Male ss were provoked or not by female confederate ◦ Asked to watch one of 4 films: • Neutral • Erotic e p a•R • Rape + sexually aroused female victim ◦ Male ss given opportunity to shock female confederate • Pp chart • Depicting sexual violence amongst women increases aggression of men   Video games and aggresison • Meta analysis of 381 video games studies (130296 participants • As opposed to nonviolent video games, violent games: ◦ Increase arousal ◦ Increasse aggressive thinking ◦ Increase aggressive feelings ◦ Increase aggressive behaviors ◦ Decrease prosocial behaviors   What should be done? • Violent tv, porn, movies, video games • All cause increase in aggression • What is the oslution     Reducing aggression • Idea that venting will reduce future aggression is false; actually increase ◦ Catharsis hypothesis purposed by freud "let it out" • Punish aggression ◦ Negative consequences   Effectively reducing aggresion • Cooperationi - reward it ◦ Rewards non aggressive behavior • Model peaceful behavior • Discourage excessive drinking • Apologize and encourage apologies • Reduce weapon access • Empathy     On aggression • Intent is key ◦ Defining aggression ◦ Determining reaction  to aggression • Nature or nurture? ◦ Influenced by biology ◦ Taught ◦ Pp


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.