Aggression

What are the three aggression theories?
Evolutionary, Cathartic, Social
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Explain the evolutionary theory of aggression.
Aggression is a display of strength for mating rights. ultimately the most aggressive tends to win and therefore the 'aggressive' gene is the one passed on,
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Explain the Cathartic theory of aggression.
Aggression is an outlet of frustration.When the frustration cannot be directed toward the target, a weaker target is chosen.
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Explain the Cognitive Neoassociationalist theory of aggression
Aggression is dependent on environmental cues.
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Explain Excitation Transfer
Arousal from one situation transfers over to another causing us to behave aggressively.
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Gender differences in aggression can be explained in two ways- outline these.
Hormonal differences and socialisation
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What is the main criticism of social learning theory?
It does not account for individual differences.
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Explain the evolutionary theory of aggression.

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Aggression is a display of strength for mating rights. ultimately the most aggressive tends to win and therefore the 'aggressive' gene is the one passed on,

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Explain the Cathartic theory of aggression.

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Explain the Cognitive Neoassociationalist theory of aggression

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Explain Excitation Transfer

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