Aggression Key Terms

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  • Created on: 29-05-13 13:52
Aggression
Behaviour aimed at harming others.
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Hormones
Chemicals released by our endocrine system that affect how our bodies function and how we behave.
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Chromosomes
The parts of each cell that carry the genetic information from our parents.
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Limbic System
The part of our brain that causes aggressive behaviour.
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Prefrontal Cortex
The very front of the brain. It is involved in social and moral behaviour and controls aggression.
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Brain Disease
Damage to the brain caused by illness or trauma.
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Thanatos
The part of our unconscious that causes our aggressive drive.
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Ego Defence Mechanisms
Behaviour strategies used by the individual to protect itself.
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Displacement
Being aggressive towards other people.
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Sublimation
Channelling our aggression into other socially acceptable activities.
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Vicarious Learning
Learning by observation.
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Monitoring
Judging whether our own behaviour is appropriate or not.
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Punishment
A stimulus that weakens behaviour because it is unpleasant and we try to avoid it.
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Repress
Keep our emotions under very tight control and not express how we are feeling.
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A disorder characterised by short attention span, poor concentration and uncontrollable aggressive outbursts.
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Ritalin
A drug used to control ADHD.
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Psychosurgery
An operation on the brain to remove or destroy the part of the brain that is causing abnormal behaviour.
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Catharsis
The process of getting rid of your emotions by watching other people experiencing emotion.
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Comments

MrsMacLean

A lovely set of key terms cards which help students to cement their knowledge of biological and psychological aspects of Aggression.

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