- Created by: Sejal
- Created on: 29-05-12 12:13
Aggression - Social Psychological
- Direct and vicarious reinforcement. Likelihood of repeated behaviour (operant conditioning), role models, observations and rewards.
- Bandura et al (1963) - three groups. Group 3 had only learnt the behaviour. + Huesmann - Johnston and nature/nurture - Cumberbatch, ecological validity/generalisability.
- Hogg & Vaughan (socialised ind. to anti-social).
- + Zimbardo. Diffusion of responsibility and anonymity. Stanford prison. Goes against societal norms.
- + Watson (avoids Eurocentricism).
- - Prentice-Dunn & Rogers (private self-awareness not public)
- - Manstead & Hewstone (ingroups know each other anyway)
+ Why we act differently in situations/with rewards.
- Biological factors (e.g. testosterone) increase during above scenarios.
Aggression - Institutional (collective)
- Importation model (Irwin and Cressey) - dispositional. Criminal subculture (not dobbing in inmates), convict (want power) & straight. + Kane and Janus (unemployment/less educated) - DeLisi et al. (prior gang membership no difference). Nature/nurture, gender beta bias.
- Deprivation model (Sykes) - situational. Organisation/hierachy. Deprivation of liberty, autonomy, goods, relationships & security. + Zimbardo's prison study. + Cheeseman (the above = stress = agg.) - Goffman (hard to test).
- Initiation rituals: Raphael (replace childhood) + McCorkle (domination of weak essential).
- Abu Ghraib = deindividuation & dehumanisation. - Haslam & Reicher (not just situational?)
+ Balance of nature/nurture.
Aggression - Neural/Hormonal
- Low serotonin (usually is calming - Cases) in pre-frontal cortex. + Mann et al. (ex-weight loss drug, 35 adults, hostility in males) - Arora & Meltzer (low serotonin metabolism = increased receptors. Suicides). + Badawy (alcohol).
- High dopamine (Lavine). + Couppis et al. (rewarding sensation) - Couppis et al. (mice study, Lack of it = lack of movement. Cause/effect/animals). Free will/determinism.
- Testosterone. + Archer (low pos. correlation in a meta-analysis of 5). - Tricker (10 wks, double blind, 600 ml test. or placebo. No diff.) - Sapolsky (agg = test or vice versa). Gender bias and cause/effect.
- Cortisol (Van Goozen). Reaction to stress in adrenal medulla. Inverse correlation. - Gerra et al (higher cortisol = aggression). + Popma et al. (2006). Pos. correlation with testosterone & high cortisol. + Virkkunen (high offenders = low cortisol = reaction to stress).
Aggression - Genetics and Nature/Nurture
- Gottesman & McGruffin (87% concordance for MZ, 72% for DZ) + Mason & Frick (12 twin studies, 50% attributed to genetics of anti-scoial behaviour). - Coccaro et al. (182 MZ, 118 DZ. Genes = 40%. Environment = 50% physical agg, 70% verbal).
- - Rhee & Waldman (51 a.s. 40% genetics for delinquency. No gender diffs. Self-report) + Hutchings & Medrick (14,000 a.s. strong cor. between agg. fathers and adopted sons) - Tremblay (parents tended to be more agg).
- Breaks down sero. & dopa. after carrying nerve impulses. + Cases et al (mice lacking). - Moffit et al (442 NZ males, birth - 36. Abused + low MAOA = 9 x more likely). + Morley & Hall (not deterministic, weak link. Can't assess cause/effect with genetic tests).
- Gender bias
- Free will/reductionism/psych as a science