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Aggression in Social Psychology - Chapter Summary
This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of aggression in social psychology. Explore our entertaining lessons to discover or gain greater insight into relational aggression, social learning, the frustration-aggression theory and much more. Each lesson in this chapter is paired with a short quiz you can take at your convenience to test your knowledge of key concepts. Our chapter exam makes it easy to gauge your understanding of all the lessons. The Dashboard traces your steps through this chapter and lets you submit questions to our experts. Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Discuss the origins and theories of aggression
- Differentiate between social, cultural and personal causes of aggression
- Define catharsis and aggression in social psychology
- List types of bullying and share coping strategies
- Exhibit knowledge of emotion regulation and aggression in early childhood
- Explain how media affects violence
1. Aggression: Origins, Theories & Differences
What roles do nature and nurture play in aggressive tendencies? You'll explore origins of aggression and how acceptance of this behavior may differ among societies.
2. Causes of Aggression: Social, Cultural & Personal
Why do people respond aggressively? This lesson reviews some causes of aggression that are based in social, cultural and personal aspects of our lives.
3. Frustration-Aggression Theory: Definition & Principle
What is a feeling that can cause aggression and violence? Frustration. In this lesson, we'll focus on the feeling of frustration and how it can lead to aggressive tendencies. With the help of examples, you'll learn about the frustration-aggression theory and its revisions.
4. Catharsis and Aggression in Social Psychology: Definition & Examples
You might think that venting when you're angry helps you blow off steam. But, does aggression really lead to catharsis, or just to more aggression? In this lesson, we'll look at the link between catharsis and aggression, including a famous study on the effects of violence on aggressive feelings.
5. Relational Aggression: Definition, Examples & Intervention
A nonphysical form of bullying, relational aggression, can cause the victim a host of behavioral and mental health problems. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of relational aggression, forms of relational aggression, and types of prevention and intervention programs.
6. What is Bullying? - Definition, Types & Coping Strategies
In this lesson, we examine different forms of bullying and identify those who are more likely to be bullies, as well as those who are more likely to be victimized. We also discuss warning signs and how we can help others cope with bullying.
7. Emotion Regulation and Aggression in Early Childhood
What happens when a sweet kid suddenly starts hitting, kicking, and doing other aggressive things? In this lesson, we'll explore aggression in early childhood, including the main types of aggression and how to increase self-regulation.
8. Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence
For years, psychologists have studied the effect watching violent media has on people's behavior. In this lesson, we'll look at the link between media violence and real-life aggression and discover why watching violent TV might affect people's levels of aggression.
9. Social Learning: Albert Bandura's Bobo Doll Study
Albert Bandura is a famous social psychologist whose Bobo doll study illustrates the social learning theory of psychology. In this lesson, we'll look at the Bobo doll study, its impact on the field of psychology, and what it can tell us about the effects of watching violent television.
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