Aggression, Social psychology of

Wayne A. Warburton, Craig A. Anderson

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Abstract

For over seven decades social psychological theories advanced understanding of aggressive behavior. The most recent major model – the General Aggression Model (GAM) – integrates prior theories, thereby encompassing the broadest range of aggressive phenomena. GAM is built on research about factors within a person that predispose them to aggression; factors from the environment that trigger aggression; and the underlying biological, neurocognitive, and psychological processes. This article summarizes historical and modern social psychological theories of aggression, key research methodologies and findings, and challenges of studying violence and aggression in society. It concludes by noting areas for future social psychological research of aggression.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences
EditorsJames D Wright
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier
Pages373-380
Number of pages8
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Aggression mediators
  • Aggression moderators
  • Social information processing theory
  • Trait aggression
  • Violence
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Cognitive neoassociation theory
  • Frustration-aggression hypothesis
  • General Aggression Model
  • Hostility
  • Risk-factor approach
  • Script theory
  • Social cognition

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Warburton, W. A., & Anderson, C. A. (2015). Aggression, Social psychology of. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (2nd ed., pp. 373-380). Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.24002-6
Warburton, Wayne A. ; Anderson, Craig A. / Aggression, Social psychology of. International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. editor / James D Wright. 2nd. ed. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2015. pp. 373-380
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