Theories of Aggression

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Instict Theory

Devised by Freud

Aggression is genetically inherited

Trait of violence lies with everyone

Evaluation

-Not all all people are agressive

-Depends of situation of enviroment

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Social Learning Theory

Devised by Bandura

Nurture

Learnt by watching and copying role models

More likely to occur if part of social and cultural norms

Evaluation

-not everyone in a group is aggressive

-don't always copy role models

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Frustration Aggression Hypothesis

Devised by Dollard

Interactionist

Frustration develops when goal directed behaviour is blocked

Triggers aggressive gene

Evalutation

-don't all behave like this

-enviromental factors

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Aggression Cue Hypothesis

Devised by Berkowitz

Frustration creats readiness for aggression, but enviromental cue triggers it

e.g. unfairness, nature of game

Evalutation

-same cue can elict a different response from the same person

-same cue can have a different response from different people

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