Aggression

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  • Created on: 04-06-13 19:02

1. What is thanatos?

  • The chemicals released in our endocrine system which affect how we act.
  • The state of losing our individuality and losing our sense of responsibility for our actions.
  • The part of our unconscious that causes our aggressive drive.
  • Behaviour aimed at harming others.
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2. reducing aggression - biological

  • psychosurgery
  • ego defence mechanisms
  • observing non violent role models

3. Vicarious Learning

  • A stimulus that weakens the reoccurance of behaviour because it is unpleasant and we try avoid it.
  • Learning by observation.
  • Judging whether our own behaviour is appropriate or not.
  • Behaviour aimed at harming others.

4. Catharsis

  • Behaviour aimed at harming others.
  • The process of getting rid of your emotions by watching other people experiencing emotion.
  • An operation in which involves the removal or destroying of a part of the brain which is causing abnormal behaviour.
  • A stimulus that weakens the reoccurance of behaviour because it is unpleasant and we try to avoid it.

5. reducing aggression - social learning

  • observing non violent role models
  • psychosurgery
  • ego defense mechanisms

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