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

Institutional aggression (IA) can be described as aggressive behaviour intended to harm or
injure another human being, this could include both psychical and psychological harm. IA
occurs when aggressive behaviour becomes the norm of…

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factors did not influence the likelihood of major collective acts e.g. prison riots suggesting
the deprivation model may only apply to some forms of aggression.
Contradictory information comes from Nijman et al who found increased personal
space failed to decrease the level of violent incidents amongst patients in psychiatric


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