Defining Aggression and Its Types

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Which of the following best defines aggression as per social psychologists?

Intentional harm to an unwilling individual

What distinguishes intentional harm from unintentional harm?

Intent behind the harm

Which type of aggression is driven by impulsive emotions and occurs with minimal forethought?

Emotional or Impulsive Aggression

What characterizes instrumental or cognitive aggression?

Intentional, planned, and cognitive rather than affective

Which of the following is an example of nonphysical aggression?

Spreading rumors

What is the primary goal of violence as per the definition provided?

To achieve extreme physical harm such as injury or death

What is the definition of aggression according to social psychologists?

Behavior that is intended to harm another individual who does not wish to be harmed

What role does the amygdala play in aggression?

Regulates perceptions and reactions to aggression and fear

Who proposed the idea that humans have a 'life instinct' and a 'death instinct'?

Sigmund Freud

What is the role of testosterone in aggression?

Associated with increased aggression

How does alcohol contribute to aggression?

Disrupts executive functions, reducing inhibition

According to social psychologists, what is intentional harm in the context of aggression?

Wrongful acts done on purpose that cause harm to another individual

What effect does punishment have on aggression, according to social learning and modeling?

Decreases aggression but may be modeled

What role does the prefrontal cortex play in aggression?

Controls executive functions and inhibition

What term do social psychologists use to refer to aggression that has extreme physical harm?


What do low serotonin levels predict in relation to aggression?

Increased aggression

Explore the definition of aggression and its different types such as intentional harm, unintentional harm, and violence. Understand the concepts as defined by social psychologists.

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