For your Signature Assignment, you will write a position paper. You will explain an aggressive act captured in the media recently using social psychological theory, and you will incorporate knowledge about gender, culture, and situational factors to further explain the aggressive action. Please include the following in your paper:
• Select a social psychological theory of aggression that you did not use in Assignment 1.
• Apply this theory to explain a highly publicized act of aggressive behavior.
• Integrate/add to your discussion gender, cultural, and situational factors to help explain the aggressive behavior. Be sure your discussion of gender, culture, and at least one situational factor is woven into your discussion of the theory. Adding factors to a theory that are not already included in the theory helps you to practice with how to expand theoretical frameworks.
Remember to incorporate your professor’s feedback from your annotated outline submitted in Week 6.
Length: 12-15 pages
References: a minimum of five resources
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
Aggression Elizabeth Isbell Northcentral University March 30, 2018 Introduction Human behavior is always subjected to show some psychological complexities. The emotions are normally categorized in motive and engrave segments in this context that actually formulate the human behavior. (Kemps et al 2005) aggression is such an emotion that has merged the concepts of negativity and positivity among the scholars as they tend to debate whether or not, aggressive behavior of human beings is perceived as wrong psychological outcome of actions. However, if seen form close perspective, the two examples of aggression, the frustration model and the social learning model explain the same to a large extent of understanding aggressive behavior of human beings. Definition and Models of Aggression At first, if aggression is defined by common understanding of the term, it is the behavior of a person brimmed with excitement and fury that is intentional/unintentional to harm others. Being aggressive implies the readiness of the mind to go to any limit of actions to gain dominance and provide harm to the people around. Thus, aggression is something that is directly associated with the harmful behavior and violence. There are two models which understand and explain the theory of aggression well. The first one in this context is related to the frustration model presented by Dollard and Colleagues. In the 1960s, Dollard and colleagues showed that aggression and frustration are two inter-related emotions where the aggressive form of behavior stems from the state of frustration. For example, when a person is extremely frustrated because of the failure of actions, even the slightest stimulus received from outside sources would inspire him to show aggression. Thus, aggressive behavior inspired from frustration is merely to satisfy the personal state of anger and denial. Contrary to the same idea, the social learning model explains aggression with the help of psychological…