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Evaluation of Frustration aggression hypothesis
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What have social learning theorists argued?
-aggressive behaviour is only one possible response to frustration
-frustration produces generalised arousal in the individual
-social learning determines how that arousal will influence their behaviour
-an individual learns to produce aggressive behaviour and the circumstances in which its likely to be effective
How will a person respond to frustration according to SLT?
-by engaging in aggressive behaviour if it has been effective for them, before i.e. direct conditioning
-if they have observed it being effective for others i.e. vicarious reinforcement
-do they have a motivation?
How does the hypothesis lack support for central claims?
-catharsis i.e aggression reduces arousal so are less likely to be aggressive has been challenged
-Bushman found that aggressive behaviour is likely to lead to more rather than less aggression in the future
Explain Bushman's argument regarding catharsis
-aggressive behaviour kept aggressive thoughts and angry feelings active in memory and made people more angry and more aggressive
-directly contradicts the claims that catharsis reduces aggression
Not all aggression arises from frustration...
-many aversive events e.g. pain that can lead to aggression
-supported by Reifman
What did Reifman find?
-as temperatures increased so did the likelihood that pitchers would display aggressive behaviour towards the batters
-supports the revised theory hypothesis
-as with frustration, the aversive stimuli increases likelihood of aggression
What real world application does the hypothesis have?
-explanation of mass killings
-often rooted in frustration caused by social and economic difficulties within society
-frustrations lead to scapegoating and the discrimination and aggression against this group
Give an example of real world application with mass killings
-many Germans blamed Jews both for the loss of war and the severe economic problems
-some historians argue ordinary Germans condoned the violence against Jews
-shows widespread frustration particularly when manipulated by propaganda can have violent consequences for a scapegoated group
Give an example of real world application in sports
-when a team performed worse than their fans expected, its supporters threw more things e.g. fireworks onto the pitch
-one position drop in the league led to 5% increase in such behaviour
-also more likely to fight
more aggressive when expectations of good performance are frustrated
What did Harris do?
-tested the proximity to the goal and its effect on aggression
-confederate pushed into the queue
-the closer to the front the more frustration/aggression triggered
How did Bandura provide support?
-children were stopped from playing with the good toys
-led them, to imitate the adult by showing aggression against the doll
Depends on context
In some situations acting aggressively will not remove the stimulus/barrier causing the frustration e.g. machinery/computer
-can bring in other approaches
-differences ,may be due to a persons biology e.g. testosterone or SLT e.g. motivation
in the supporting studies
What type of determinism?
-Environmental-environment causes frustration
-soft because certain aspects suggest their is a choice e.g. unjustified/justified
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