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Psychology unit 3 aggression




Evolutionary explanations for group display in humans- sporting events

Description- natural selection

Natural selection can be used to explain aggression in sporting events as the
behaviour could represent vestigial behaviours which in the past either helped
survival or reproduction. For example, males are still competitive as…

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at sporting events. Marsh also stated that group displays could act as catharsis
which is when negative emotions are transferred onto something else, allowing for
the safe release of negative emotions. This is connected to the psychodynamic
explanation which suggests the evolutionary theory may be wrong.…

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