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Homework Help: Social Psychology

Posted by Sharon on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 8:46pm.

Aggression is verbal or physical behavior intended to cause harm. It is difficult to think that we participate in aggressive behavior, and yet we all do at some level and at some point in our lives. We know that no one theory is ever completely accurate in describing a behavior especially one as complex as aggression.

Please elaborate, on which (one) of the three below that, you feel is most accurate. Choose one that you feel is most accurate.

Theories of Aggression

1). Aggression as a Biological Phenomenon

2). Aggression as a Response to Frustration

3). Aggression Behavior as a Learned Social Behavior


My Answer

I see validity in all three theories; I feel that the Frustration Aggression Theory holds true based on my professional and personal interactions in life.

My Question to Jiskha Experts

To illustrate, since this theory clearly demonstrates how frustration serves as a sort of "trigger" or catalyst for aggressive behaviors and does not just happen out of the blue, I find it to be so relevant.

This theory also shows how interconnected frustration and aggression truly are since this theory also asserts that aggression is always caused by frustration, and aggression is prompted by frustration. I like this "two-way street" sort of logic here.

Jiskha

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