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Psy Ch. 15


What is Aggression? types of aggression? Aggression: behavior whose purpose is to harm another. premeditated aggression is when people consciously decide to use aggression to achieve their goals. impulsive aggression is when people aggress spontaneously without premeditation.
Other types of Aggression? Frustration-aggression principle: people aggress when their goals are thwarted. Gender differences exist in types of aggressive behavior.
Are men more aggressive than women? no women are
Cooperation and Cooperation: behavior by two or more individuals that leads to mutual benefit. the prisoner’s dilemma game.
........Altruism Altruism: behavior that benefits another without benefiting oneself. reciprocal altruism: behavior that benefits another with the expectation that those benefits will be returned in the future.
What are the risks of cooperating? Are human beings genuinely altruistic? mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Groups Group: a collection of two or more people who believe they have something in common. Prejudice: a positive or negative evaluation of another person based on his or her group membership
Groups Discrimination: positive or negative behavior toward another person based on his or her group membership. Changes in behavior due to: deindividuation, diffusion of responsibility, and group polarization.
How does being in a group change an individual’s behavior? What do people gain from groups?
Reproduction..... Reproductive biology may be the reason for gender differences in the selection of reproductive and sexual partners. Attraction is based on situational, physical, and psychological factors.
Reproduction: "Mere exposure Effect" mere exposure effect: the tendency for liking to increase with the frequency of exposure. appearance may be the most important attribute. similarity of internal qualities (attitudes, beliefs) is deemed attractive.
Reproduction: "Beauty may be define as: faces and bodies being bilaterally symmetrical, immature features in females and mature features in males, and males having an inverted triangle body shape (also supported by evolutionary theories).
Question: What makes women the choosier sex?
??:Why do people generally like their neighbors?
??: What is the role of beauty in attraction?
??:What are the nonphysical attributes that determine attraction?
Hot Science: Beautifully Average Research shows that faces are considered especially beautiful when their features approximate the average of the human population. composite faces are rated more attractive than component faces. related to nature and mutations.
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