Micro-Social Foundations of Violence: Lecture 2 Notes

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What does evolutionary psychology suggest about violent inclinations?

What does the Social Learning Theory propose about the learning of violent behaviors?

What does the concept of Inclusive Fitness (IF) relate to in evolutionary psychology?

Why is it essential to recognize the interplay between biological predispositions and sociocultural contexts in understanding violence?

What factors determine status in prison?

What are the types of resources in the prison setting?

How is status perceived within the prison system?

What does the 'inexpansible quality of status' refer to?

What do inmates' relative locations determine within the prison environment?

Which theory provides insights into power dynamics in the prison environment?

Which theory explores how exposure to violence in childhood can perpetuate violent behaviors in later life?

Which analytic framework in the text focuses on social structures and patterns influencing human behavior and violent structures?

Which model distinguishes between confrontation tension and forward panic, exploring how these states can escalate conflicts into violent encounters?

The text likely includes a comparative analysis of which two countries, focusing on societal factors, policies, and cultural norms influencing violence rates?

Which concepts help analyze broader societal structures contributing to violence by considering relational distance, cultural distance, functional independence, and social inequality?

What may violence be used as involving both expressive and instrumental aspects?

The prevalence of men in perpetrating violent acts is explored in the text. Which factors does the text suggest may contribute to this trend?

What type of encounters can escalate into violent acts due to status-related tensions?

In which context does the text suggest that fighting may be tied to notions of honor?

Michalski's theory focuses on what type of violence within correctional facilities?

Summary

  • Socialization, modeling, and conditioning significantly impact the development of violent behaviors and tendencies.
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Violence Theory explores how exposure to violence in childhood can perpetuate violent behaviors in later life.
  • Black's Pure Sociology Analytic Framework focuses on social structures and patterns that influence human behavior and violent structures.
  • Collins' Interpersonal Violence Model distinguishes between confrontation tension and forward panic, exploring how these states can escalate conflicts into violent encounters.
  • The text likely includes a comparative analysis of the United States and Canada, focusing on societal factors, policies, and cultural norms influencing violence rates.
  • Cultural justifications for violence exist in various societies and may vary across historical contexts, shaping attitudes towards violence.
  • Social Fields concepts such as relational distance, cultural distance, functional independence, social inequality, polarized social fields, and partisanship help analyze broader societal structures contributing to violence.
  • Violence may be used as a means of conflict management or asserting moral beliefs, involving expressive and instrumental violence.
  • Social fields, relationships, and societal contexts shape the occurrence, patterns, and outcomes of violent interactions.
  • The text examines the prevalence of men in perpetrating violent acts and explores societal, cultural, or biological factors contributing to this trend.
  • Status competitions, such as "bar fights," can escalate into violent encounters due to status-related tensions.
  • Social status is significant in societies, and individuals adopt various mechanisms to attain, maintain, or assert their status.
  • Fighting may be tied to notions of honor, where individuals resort to violence to defend their honor or reputation.
  • Michalski's theory of prison violence focuses on violence within correctional facilities, with violence as a symbolic expression of dominance and hegemonic masculinity, and a distinct prison social hierarchy influencing interactions and power dynamics.

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Explore the complexity of human behavior and violent tendencies, including psychological, social, cultural, and biological factors. Gain insights into the logic of evolutionary psychology and its implications on human actions.

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