Chapter 11

  1. aggression
    physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt someone
  2. hostile aggression
    affective aggression
    aggression driven by anger and performed as an end in itself
  3. instrumental aggression
    aggression that is a means to some other end.
  4. instinctive behavior
    an innate, unlearned behavior pattern exhibited by sall members of one species
  5. frustration-aggression theory
    the theory that frustration triggers a readiness to aggress
  6. frustration
    the blocking of goal-directed behavior
  7. displacement
    the redirection of aggression to a target othen that the source of the frustration. generally, the new target is a safer or more socially acceptable target.
  8. relative deprivation
    the perception that one is less well-off than others iwth whom one compares oneself.
  9. social learning theory
    the theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewarded and punished.
  10. catharsis
    emotional release. the view of aggression is that aggressive drive is reduce when one "releases" aggressive energy, either by acting aggressively or by fantasizing aggression
  11. prosocial behavior
    positive, constructive, helpful social behavior; the opposite of antisocial behavior
  12. social scripts
    culturally provided mental instructions for how to act in various situations
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Chapter 11
Chapter 11