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Hostile aggression - Intro to Psychology

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    The topic of aggression is of great importance in our lives. In fact, there's
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    not way around it that we experience aggression in our lives. And other animals
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    engage in aggressive behavior to get the resources that they want. So, we can
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    define aggression as violent behavior that is intended to cause psychological
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    or physical harm, or both, to another individual or being. Now, why are we
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    aggressive? Chances are, we're often aggressive because we've been provoked.
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    And we engage in aggressive behavior because we've been provoked by feelings of
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    anger. We call that hostile aggression. I'll be honest with you and then share
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    an experience of hostile aggression that I had last week when I was walking at
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    the campus. I was crossing the street and I had the walk sign. And another car
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    came around and almost hit me. Now as a frequent pedestrian, this was not the
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    first time it almost happened to me, but I was very upset. And I started to
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    yell at the driver, and I had a few choice words to say to him. Now my
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    hostility was limited in anger to yelling at the person. But in some cases, we
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    see people, maybe more aggressive, and try to hit the person or chase after the
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    car. In fact, the term road rage has been developed to explain such hostility
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    the driver sometimes experience.
Title:
Hostile aggression - Intro to Psychology
Video Language:
English
Team:
Udacity
Project:
PS001: Intro to Psychology
Duration:
01:11

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