Let’s get into Aggression.
Social behavior for we going to start
talk about love and attraction.
We’re going to have to move on
the opposite which would be aggression.
There is three types of factors that can
really help further support aggressive behavior.
Now, one might seem odd when we are
talking about genetic predisposition.
And what we’re referring to here is
more along the lines of personality traits.
and not that there’s a gene that makes you angry.
We are referring to the fact that
if within your family, your parents
and other those out related to
show a sense of aggressive behavior.
And that’s their personality type.
There is evidence to show that, that type
of genetic predisposition has passed on.
So that you are more likely to be of aggressive
tendencies if that’s what runs in your family.
So again, I’m not saying that’s
the gene that makes you crazy and angry.
I’m just saying that, if your parents
are kind of mindset chances are
you’re going to have that predisposition.
Now, there is also Neurals.
We know that certain brain regions associated
with facilitating and inhibiting aggression.
And the area of interest here that you should
know for the MCAT would be the frontal lobe.
So we know the frontal lobe helps
mitigate in man which some of that behavior,
some of that aggression.
And so if you ever see deficiencies
in that or there is damage,
we can see that there’s increase direction.
We also know biochemically, there’s
different things that you could consumed
that will impact certain transmitters in
your brain which will lead to aggression.
So we know things like alcohol
for example. Actually disinhibits.
And disinhibits some of the breaks that I like to,
the analogy that uses the gas and the breaks.
and that typically, we have the breaks
on the areas of aggression.
And so the average, normal person is not
acting aggressively and violently.
But then when you started drinking
alcohol, we know disinhibits
and pulls the breaks off and makes a little bit
easier to become aggressive or show aggression.
Now, the Frustration-aggression principles,
And it states that’s really three points in this process.
And one is that you start by being frustrated.
That can lead to anger which eventually
leads to aggression.
So you see the transition of being
frustrated about something.
You get angry and then get really aggressive.
And you know that the analogies or the situations that
come into mind or a lot of times says sporting events.
And you are at the match watching your favorite team.
And you’re really frustrated about your play.
Now, the reps on your side.
And there’s been a lot of bad calls.
The team is not playing.
Now, you layered under the fact that now
they’re loosing. You getting quiet upset.
You’re very angry because your team lose
and is now under the playoffs.
And all of the sudden, as you leaving
the stadium, those fans of the opposing team
might be chirping in your face.
And now you’re primed. And so you’ve
already gone on that process
that you have your frustration, that you’re angry.
That making that leap to aggression becomes much easier.
If you’re already in that state of anger.
Now, if you layer on the top of this while
this supporting events have alcohol in the mix
which I said to this inhibitor and
make even easier to get aggress.
Which I get a lot of time at these
riots and thing go array.
Now, let’s define some other primers on aggression.
What is that word that we are talking about?
Well, this is a behavior that is
forceful, hostile, or attacking.
And it’s not a dirty looks. To think sometimes,
we have a different movie playing on our minds.
Saying, oh I give her dirty looks,
she knows that you know, I’m very upset.
Or even the receiver that might say that dirty look,
you’ve been very aggressive to me right now.
So, it’s not to say, that’s not aggressive but we’re
looking at something it’s a little bit more forceful or hostile.
It’s considered something that is intended to cause harm
or promote social dominance within a group.
And in the past, it was used as a way
to sort of dominate the situation in terms of
getting a land or protecting your family.
You’re keeping your dwelling like
your cave or protecting your village.
Now, things have sort of change.
We really don’t have this scenario
happening to us as often.
And so we can have the situations
like the workplace environment
where you’re trying to instead protect your
cave, you’re trying to protect your stands.
And you might disagree with
somebody’s point of view.
and that can escalate into frustration,
anger and aggression.
Sport were you know part of the aspects
of sport are aggression in fighting things
like boxing, hockey, football.
Again, things can escalate quite quickly
and that’s almost part of the package of sport.
And then we have war which really hangs
a lot of unfortunate is on aggression.
You try your negotiations
and your peacekeeping but
that can quickly turn into actual
acts of war which will be aggression.