Aggression - social psychological theories

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  • Aggression - social psychological theories
    • Deindividuation
      • This is a when an individual becomes anonymous in a group which makes them loose their sense of identity and then lets them feel like they have no consequence for any aggressive behaviour.
      • Hogg and Vaughan (2008) 'A process whereby poeple lose their sense of socialised individual identity and engage in unsocialised open aggressive behaviours' they also said it can occur in two ways: - becoming part of a crowd - identifying with a particular role (Klan)
      • LeBon (1896) Crowd theory-aggressive when in a large anonymous crowd. 'MOBS'
      • Zimbardo (1969) Female undergranduates, two groups:one was dressed in white lab coats the other wore name tags. watched a woman being interviewd, one pleasant woman one obnoixiuos woman. could give shock
      • Watson (1973) Warriors in face-paint. out of 13 killed- 12 changed appearance. HRAF 23 societies.
    • SLT
      • Use of 4 mediating cognitions: Attention, retention, imitation and motivation
      • May be applied mostly to children due to them copying 'role models' (parents)
      • Vicarious Reinforcement!!! behaviour which has been positively rewarded.
        • Media
      • BoBo doll experiment- Bandura. Children shown an adult beat up a doll and then were put in a room with the doll. If adult aggressive= child will be aggressive.
  • Hogg and Vaughan (2008) 'A process whereby poeple lose their sense of socialised individual identity and engage in unsocialised open aggressive behaviours' they also said it can occur in two ways: - becoming part of a crowd - identifying with a particular role (Klan)

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