Psychology A2 - Aggression

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WHAT IS AGGRESSION?

  • Behaviour that is intended to harm or injure, another human being, psychologically or physically.

HOWEVER...

  • Not all behaviour resulting in harm is a form of aggression, for example; a doctor that is uses an injection can cause harm however the doctors intent is to prevent problem.

TYPES OF AGGRESSION...

  • HOSTILE AGGRESSION
  • INSTRUMENTAL AGGRESSION
  • PRO-SOCIAL AGGRESSION

HOSTILE AGGRESSION

  • Driven by anger, generally caused

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