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Aggression: Factors that influence levels of aggression

1. Could you identify several situational factors that influence levels of aggression?

2. And explain each one and provide an example.

3. And which ones do you think have the strongest effect?

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1. Could you identify several situational factors that influence levels of aggression? And explain each one and provide an example.

Research suggests situational factors influence the rate of aggression, including age (younger people are more aggressive than older people), gender (males are found to be more aggressive in most situations then are females), level of frustration related to the situation (the higher the perceived frustration of the situation, the higher the level of aggression), attachment in childhood (poor attachment in childhood is related to school aggression in elementary school, especially for boys), time pressure (a sense of time pressure is related to aggression), injustice (perceived injustice is related to higher levels of aggression), use of alcohol (consumption of alcohol is related to higher levels of aggression), to name a few.

Now let's look at some example of studies related to some of the above situational factors. ...

Solution Summary

Through discussion and example, this solution discusses aspects of aggression.

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