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  • Aggression
    • Instinct theory
      • Everyone is born aggressive
      • Aggression is immediate/ spontaneous
      • Built up from everyday life
      • It must be released
      • Problems
        • Too simplistic
        • Not everyone is aggressive
        • Aggression isn't always instant
        • People can learn to be non-aggressive
    • Social learning theory
      • Aggression can be learnt
      • Learnt from significant others
      • Learnt through modelling
      • Problems
        • Doesn't take into account innate factors
      • Follows Bandura's model
    • Frustration aggression hypothesis
      • A result of being blocked from a goal
      • Frustration always results in aggression
      • Sport creates aggression
      • If successful then catharsis happens
      • If unsuccessful it will cause more aggression
    • Aggressive cue hypothesis
      • Being blocked from a goal increases arousal
      • Performer will follow what is taught to them
      • Causes of aggression
        • Coaches/ teammates
        • Upbringing/ personality
        • Equipment
        • Nature of the game
      • If there is an aggressive cue performer is more likely to be aggressive
        • Performer will follow what is taught to them
    • Eliminating aggression
      • Reinforce non-aggressive behaviour
      • Emphasise non-aggressive role models
      • Remove player if behaving violently
    • Assertion
      • No intent to harm
      • Within the rules of the game
      • Forceful
      • High energy expenditure
      • Example- hard rugby tackle
    • Hostile aggression
      • Intent to harm
      • Outside rules of the game
      • Causes poor team cohesion
      • Example- high tackle in rugby


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