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Aggression
behavior directed toward the goal of harming another living being who is motivated to avoid such treatment
Drive Theories (of aggression)
aggression stems from external conditions that arouse the motive to harm or injure others
General Affective Aggression Model
a modern theory of aggression suggesting that aggrestion is triggered by a wide range of input variables
Frustration-Aggression hypothesis
the suggestion that frustration is a very powerful determinant of aggression
Provocation
actions by others that tend to trigger aggression in the recipient, often because they are perceived as stemming from malicious intent
Displaced Aggression
Aggression against someone other than the source of strong provocation
Excitation Transfer Theory
a theory suggesting that arousal produced in one situation can persist and intensify emotional reactions occurring in later situations
Type A behavior pattern
a pattern consisting primarily of high levels of competitiveness, time urgency, and hostility
Type B behavior pattern
a pattern consisting of the absence of characteristics associated with the type A behavior pattern
Hostile Aggression
aggression in which the prime objective is inflicting some kind of harm on the victim
Instrumental Aggression
aggression in which the primary goal is not harm to the victim but attainment of some other goal, such as access to valued resources
Bullying
a pattern of behavior in which one individual is chosen as the target of repeated aggression by one or more others
Workplace Aggression
any form of behavior through which individuals seek to harm others in their workplace
Punishment
procedures in which aversive consequences are delivered to individuals when they engaged in specific actions
Catharsis Hypothesis
the view that providing angry persons with an opportunity to express their aggression impulses in relatively safe ways will reduce their tendencies to engage in more harmful forms of aggression
Incompatible Response Technique
a technique for reducing aggression in which individuals are exposed to events or stimuli that cause them to experience affective states incompatible with anger or aggression