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Date Assigned: July 8, 2013

Topic: Aggression
Text: Social Psychology (12th edition), Baron, Byrne and Branscombe

1) Define aggression:
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2) From the perspective of evolution and biological factors, how is aggression explained and its
purpose identified?
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3) What exactly does drive theory mean and how does it explain the aggression construct?
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4) What is the difference between the social learning perspective and the general aggression
model?
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5) List and describe the three social determinants of aggression:


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6) The TASS model is one explanation of why some people are more aggressive than others.
Describe it in detail and establish the research basis for its conclusions.

7)

Agree or disagree with the following statement and use clear points to explain your position.

8) It has been hypothesized that there are situational determinants of aggression. Establish what
they are and explain how they have been linked to aggressive behaviour.
9) What is bullying and why do people engage in it?
10) Define self-regulation and explain how it operates as an internal mechanism for controlling
aggression.