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Aggression -
Social psychological theories of aggression:
Losing their sense of individual identity deindividuates people. Individuals are
seen as normally refraining from aggressive acts, because they would be
identifiable and therefore held to blame - but in situations such as crowds,
social restraints and personal responsibility are perceived to…

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more likely the attacker was to be disguised, suggesting that disguised
deindividuate people, reducing guilt and fear of punishment.
Watson (1973) conducted a cross-cultural study and found that worriors
who disguised their appearance - for example, through face paint -
tended to be more aggressive, suggesting that deindividuation effects


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