Aggression Essay Topics

Hostility and Aggression

Examine how Miller presents the themes of Manliness, Hostility and Aggression in ‘A View from the bridge’ ‘A View from the Bridge,’ contains many references to manliness, aggression and hostility. Often, these feelings link together. A chief cause of these feelings is Eddie, a man keen on the idea of manliness and who in some… View Article

Social Psychological Theories of Aggression

With increasing violence in the Big Brother House I have been asked to create a report that explains this violence occurring in the Big Brother House in terms of two or more social psychological theories. In general the violence in the big brother house is escalating and theories need to be brought to the attention of… View Article

Describe and evaluate one social psychological theory of aggression?

Deindividualisation is when someone loses their sense of identity and engages themselves in immoral things. The theory of deindividualisation suggests that when an individual is involved in a crowd they act like the crowd i.e. such as football hooligans. Just as the saying goes you are what you wear or eat can be applied here… View Article

Discuss one Biological and one Psychological Explanation of Aggression

Some biological psychologists point to the role of neural and hormonal mechanisms in aggression. Hormones have already been implicated in a number of other psychological disorders, e.g., depression and eating disorders. Studies have found a strong, positive correlation between levels of testosterone and aggression. This applies to both men (Olweus et al 1988) and women (Ehlers… View Article

Outline and evaluate two theories of aggression

Baron described aggression as ‘behaviour designed to harm or injure another who is motivated to avoid such treatment’. According to Berkowitz (1989) and Bandura (1965) although the aggressive behaviour in animals can be explained in terms of instinctive drives, aggression in humans is the product of learning. They claim that aggressive behaviour is learned either… View Article

Outline and evaluate biological explanations of aggression

The biological explanation of aggression suggests that aggression is caused by genetics, brain structure or bio-chemical influences – hormones such as testosterone and neurotransmitters such as serotonin. It includes only biological factors ignoring environmental, psychological and social factors which are better explained by of the social-psychological explanation. The first theory linking genetics to aggression was… View Article

Aggression and violent behaviour

The media of video and computer games is a phenomenon, which has developed rapidly since its first incarnations of simple graphical games, to today’s 3D rendered worlds which players are able to inhabit and explore as they wish. The gaming culture which has followed plays an integral part in contemporary society not just for the… View Article

Video games and aggression

Violent computer games such as ? rst-person shooters (e. g. , ‘‘Counterstrike’’) have repeatedly raised the suspicion of parents, teachers, politicians, and scientists alike. Given the increasingly realistic portrayals of violence and the substantive training of (virtual) aggressive acts in these games rather than the passive observation of violence in movies, many have been alarmed… View Article

Video game controversy

“In 2008, 298. 2 million video games were sold in the US, totaling $11. 7 billion in revenue. Six of the top ten best-selling video games included violence, with four of the games carrying a “Mature” rating recommended for persons aged 17 and older. ” However, violent video games are becoming a serious issue due… View Article

Video game controversy

The video games phenomenon is somewhat new in this modern society. Although they often to be entertaining, the contents have become more violent and disturbing as computing technology has become much more advanced. These days, the popularity of violent video games has caused an increase in controversy. Parents and experts feel that some games are… View Article

Handling Aggression Through Positive Communication

Five year-old James is very busy working at the art easel on a special picture for his Mothers birthday. Jenny has been waiting her turn at the art easel. When she becomes frustrated because James is not leaving the easel, she grabs his painting from the easel and tears it apart. James screams for the teacher… View Article

Media And Aggression

Violence can defined as an action or threat aimed at injuring or killing someone, independent of the method used or the situation surrounding the section. Statistics shows that an average America child views/watches 100,000 acts of televised violence which includes 8,000 depictions of murder, before he/she completes the sixth grade that is before 13 years… View Article

The Prevalence of Aggression

The prevalence of violence in our society today lead to a renewed interest in this field researchers are aim to have a better understanding in order to control its reemergence in frequency and intensity. Violence is an intentional act directed at another human being designed to inflict pain while the target of the actions avoids… View Article

Human Aggression

This essay concerns one of the most influential works on human behavior today. The title of this article is “Human Aggression. ” This research was conducted by Craig A. Anderson and Brad J. Bushman who are both connected with the Department of Psychology at the Iowa State University. Their research was published in the Annual… View Article