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aggression
behavior intended to cause harm
assertiveness
self assured-energetic, go-getting behavior; not aggression
hostile aggression
aggression driven by anger and performed as an end in itself
instrumental aggression
aggrestion that is a means to some other end
instinctive behavior
an innate, unlearned pattern of behvaior exhibited by all members of a species
frustration
blocking of goal-directed behavior
frustration-aggression theory
theory that frustration triggers a readiness to aggress - soda machine example
relative deprivation
perception that one is less well off than others with whom one compares oneself
social learning theory
we learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewraded and punished
catharsis
emotional release; aggressive drive is reduced when one releases aggressive energy, either by acting aggressively or by fantsizing aggression
prosocial behavior
postitive, constructive, helpful social behavior
social scripts
culturally provided mental instructions for how to act in various situations