Discuss psychological explanations of two or more forms of institutional aggression. (8+16 marks)

An A grade essay I wrote for the 'psychological explanations of institutionalisation' topic within aggression. Feel free to use as an example. ; )

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Amira
  • Created on: 16-10-13 23:21

Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Discuss psychological explanations of two or more forms of institutional
aggression. (8+16 marks)

Institutional aggression occurs where aggressive behaviour has become the norm in an
institution. It may occur `within' groups or institutions, such as the armed forces, prisons
and mental institutions. It may also occur `between' different groups such…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
application, dehumanisation can explain the violence against immigrants ­ who are
negatively depicted by the media, causing people to rationalise this attitude and believe
that immigrants deserve hostility because they are less human than others.

`Obedience to authority' has been suggested by Milgram as the reason such aggression can
occur.…

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »