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Social Psychology Aggression Lecture Notes

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Social Psychology Aggression Lecture Notes PSYCH 221

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These notes on aggression were explained by Dr. Thornton 4/1/16
Intro to Social Psychology
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social, Psychology, social psychology, thornton, stereotype, Men, Women, Stereotypes, response form, kids, hitting, kicking, playground, school, research, adults, intent to harm, harm, intent, accidents, teacher, learner, paradigm, teacher/learner paradig
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by AmberNicole on Thursday March 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 221 at East Carolina University taught by Thornton in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 143 views. For similar materials see Intro to Social Psychology in Psychlogy at East Carolina University.


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Date Created: 03/31/16
Aggression  Stereotype is that men are more aggressive: not true!  Response form: when they were looking at aggression in the 70’s they would watch kids aggressive behavior (hitting and kicking) on the playground and found that the boys were more aggressive and that is where the stereotype came from. However, while this may be true with children, it is not with adults  Intent to harm: trying to separate accidents with intent of harm with accidents  Teacher/Learner Paradigm: “Buss aggression machine”: have individuals primed to be aggressive or not. Bring individuals into lab and had them play games and messed them up and insulted them during the game to piss them off and make them aggressive. Found that frustration leads to aggression. Insults and priming leads to aggression  1. Hostile Aggression: occurs when a person is angry or upset and lashing out a specific person (the person who aggravated them) o Direct: directly hit them in face (typically men) o Indirect: indirectly harm them by spreading rumors about them (typically women)  2. Instrumental Aggression o Cold blooded murder: killing somebody to get the job done because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. o Instrumental aggression you kill somebody in cold blooded murder to get away with that crime  3. Emotional aggression: cute aggression: grandma pinching cheeks or hugging a dog to tight. Loving something to death


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