Human Aggression

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Human Aggression
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2011-01-19 12:20:54
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  1. Domain-Limited Theories
    • cognitive neoassociations
    • social learning
    • social interaction
    • script
    • excitation transfer theories
  2. Aggression as useful behavior
    • to appropriate the resources of others
    • defend against attacks
    • inflict cost on same sex rivals
    • ascend dominance hierarchies
    • deter sexual infidelity
    • regain former mates
    • obtain sexual access to females
  3. adaptive benefits of aggression
    • must be evaluated within the context of potential costs in terms of reproductive success
    • aggression leads to retaliatory aggression, which leads to escalating cycles of aggression
    • context of the aggression is critical - some cultures stress reputation and honor

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