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AGGRESSION
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES OF AGGRESSION, FOR EXAMPLE, SOCIAL
LEARNING THEORY, DEINDIVIDUATION

SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY

Learned behaviours through imitation of successful role models by Vicarious Experience or
Direct Experience. (Cognitive as the behaviour model has been stored for future use)
o Vicarious- Learning by watching someone being rewarded for their…

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o Shared Responsibility- reduced sense of guilt if the aggressive action is harmful to
others or property.
o Alcohol/ Drugs- create an altered state of consciousness, lack of inhibition.
o Uniforms- Take away sense of identity and make the individual anonymous.
Individuals don't feel constrained by social norms and therefore…

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Three categories of prisoner:
o The Criminal Or Thief Subculture: Loyal among inmates and take betrayal seriously.
Refer to fellow thieves as a Primary Reference Group
o The Convict Subculture: Raised in prison system and look for positions of power and
influence. Most likely to be aggressive.
o The Conventional…

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HORMONAL MECHANISMS

Aggression is associated with increased Glucocorticoid and ACTH hormones.
Positive correlation between Noradrenaline/ Testosterone and aggression-> Not cause and effect
as it could be either the rise in hormone that causes aggression or the aggression that causes the
rise in hormone.
Lower Glucocorticoids lead to abnormal fears which…

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AO2

Not absolutely genetic- aggression can be tamed by conditioning.
Low ecological validity (cannot be generalised to the population) and low mundane realism.
Many studies contain only male participants so there is an element of Gender Bias.
From looking at the Dutch family with defective MAOA gene, it is possible…

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EVOLUTIONARY EXPLANATIONS OF GROUP DISPLAY IN HUMANS, FOR
EXAMPLE SPORT AND WARFARE
Warfare- Allows for one group's status to rise above the others in order to obtain land, resources
and mates. Aggression may be used in war to commit acts that would give them an advantage
over their competitor i.e.…

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These notes are fantastic, they are split into AO1/AO2 assessment criteria and are very detailed!

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