Aggression and Altruism

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Aggression and Altruism

Lecture Notes 22: includes continuation of biological and environmental factors of aggression, and provides overview of altruism

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University Of Connecticut
Psyc 1103 - General Psychology II (Enhanced)

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Lecture 22 Outline of Last Lecture I. Obedience a. Definition b. Milgram’s Obedience Study c. Milgram’s results II. Factors affecting obedience a. Experimenter status b. Behavior of other people c. Personality d. Relate to real world III. Social roles a. Stanford prison experiment IV. Summary: obedience & social roles V. Aggression a. Biological factors Outline of Current Lecture I. Aggression cont. a. Biological factors cont. b. Environmental factors c. Hypotheses d. Other effects II. Altruism a. Definition b. Examples c. Arousal d. Other factors e. Empathy-altruism theory f. Evolutionary theory Current Lecture I. Aggression a. Biological factors i. Drugs 1. Alcohol a. Reduces your ability to do planning, monitor what you’re doing, interpretation, etc. b. Sham alcohol increase aggressive behavior 2. Opiates increase aggressive behavior 3. Mechanisms not well understood PSYCH 1103 1st Edition

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