Social psychological explanations of aggression

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  • Created on: 18-02-14 11:35
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  • Deindividuation AO1
    • Deindividuation is reduced self eval, lack of care of what others think
      • leads to increase in antisocial behaviour, more likely to occur in large crowds or when drunk
    • Inhibitions for antisocial behaviour removed when deindividuated
      • Conditions that increase anonymity weaken barriers to antisocial behaviour
      • In large crowds, less able to regulate self behaviour
    • Reduced self awareness more important than anonymity
    • Lynchings more savage in large crowds (mullen 1981) Baiting crowd


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