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    In this social behaviour essay the main topic will be aggression. Aggression is two types of behaviour: Anti-social and Asocial. Anti-social is to intentionally cause harm to someone, where as Asocial is avoiding others and not being social. In aggression there are two theories: instinct theories and biosocial theories. Instinct theories suggest that aggression is an innate drive, where as biosocial theories suggest that aggression is an innate drive with specific conditions to stop it. The essay will compare and contrast three different theories; The Psychoanalytical Approach, Social Learning Theory and Environmental cues. The psychoanalytical approach is one of two instinct theories. These suggest that aggression is an innate drive. In 1930 Freud believed that in the psychoanalytic approach there are two opposing drives that motivate our thoughts and behaviour: Eros, which represents sex, and Thenatos, which represents aggression. Eros represents sex so it is therefore known as the life instinct. Therefore Thenatos is known as the death instinct. Freud believes that it is the ego, which makes the instinct Thenatos to self-destruct onto others, which causes us to be aggressive and destructive towards others. He thought people could redirect this energy to remove the need for destruction, this is called catharsis. His work is not scientific as there is very little evidence to back up the theory, which made it hard to measure. It also only observed individuals and only based…

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    Social Learning theory The concept of aggressive behaviour is has a very complex nature but research suggests that early exposure to violence may predispose people to behaving aggressively (Abbassi & Dean, 2010). It is arguable that Birnie’s aggression could be learned through his passion for pornography although a study by Seto, Maric & Barbaree (2001) suggest that this is not the case. They state “We argue that individuals who are already predisposed to sexually offend are the most likely to…

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    Love me Tender, Love me sweet Humans. Are they products of nature or nurture and where do a parents parenting and teachings play into the growth and development of a child 's personality? The world may never know the exact answer to this question and people may never understand the individual thought processes behind people 's aggressive actions. In Mary Shelley 's sci-fi novel, Frankenstein, the creature is a perfect example of being both a product nature and nurture. The creatures…

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    Aggression for the Ages The feeling of hate was once necessary to survive back in our evolutionary history. The emotions closely associated with hate such as anger and aggression evolved in order to aid in our successful evolutionary journey. In What’s So Bad about Hate? Andrew Sullivan provides a reflection about hate and other associated emotions’ purpose early on, “At some point in our evolution, being able to know beforehand who was friend or foe was not merely a matter of philosophical…

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    Aggression: Men and Women By nature, men are considered more aggressive than women. However, through various studies, there are actually no differences reported between the sexes and aggressive behavior (Knapp, 2015). Google’s definition of aggression is 1) hostile or violent behavior or attitudes toward another; readiness to confront or attack; synonyms hostility, aggressiveness, belligerence, bellicosity, force, violence. 2) the action of attacking without provocation, especially in beginning…

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