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DeIndividuation

DeIndividuation is a social psychological explanation of aggression. It is described as a
psychological state characterised by lowered self-evaluation and decreased concerns about
the opinions of others, which results in behaviours that violates social norms. The
psychological state is aroused when Individual join a crowd or a large group,…

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conditions of the lab as it was not a natural occurring study, meaning it lacks external
validity, and findings would be difficult to be generalised to the real world.

An alternative explanation has been explored by Johnson and Downing
suggesting that deIndividuation may not be automatically increasing aggressive behaviour,
but…

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that male are more prone to disinhibition of aggressive behaviour when deindividuated than
females.

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