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ACTIVITY ASSIGNMENT ANSWER SHEET
DIRECTIONS:
Read each scenario or brief question and respond in the boxes provided (they will expand to fit your
answer). All information needed to answer these questions can be found in this week’s readings. Note that
each question is worth up to 5 points.
To earn maximum credit please include:
A response that is concise but thorough (3-5 sentences for each answer).
An in-text citation to identify the source of any information that is not common knowledge.
Correct spelling and grammar.
Proper APA formatting.
To avoid point deductions please:
Do not copy and paste information from your textbook. Instead, paraphrase/rewrite in your own
words to demonstrate your knowledge.
Do not include any direct quotes.
Markus was excited to finally arrive in Metrocity and was eager to explore. He stepped out of the
crowded subway car and headed for the long, steep stairway that led to street-level. He was shocked
to see a group of young men forcing their way through the crowd on the stairway, pushing people
aside, shouting about trying to catch the next train. Several people were hurt including a young
woman who fell down and was bleeding. Her husband grabbed one of the young men and began
shaking and punching him.
1. Two types of aggression are described in this scenario. Describe each type, identify which person or
persons exhibited each type of aggression and support your answer with information from our textbook.
Physical aggression is one type of aggression exhibited by the husband of the injured woman in the
scene. The aggression is caused by the anger of the victim for revenge upon an assault. The other
type of aggression exhibited is relational aggression by the group of young men. Extreme violence is
mostly shown by men, which is the same case in this situation (Aronson et al., 2010, pp. 10-15)
2. Based on empirical evidence described in our textbook, would you say that aggressive behavior is
learned or are we all born with aggressive tendencies?
The aggressive behavior is learned rather than being born with it. Individuals learn unconsciously the
cultures’ norms for both genders, which can mold and encourage individuals’ behavior to behave
peacefully or aggressively. The aggression behavior is learned through social interaction with other
individuals (Aronson et al., 2010, p. 15).
A man was punched and knocked unconscious when he was caught in the act of breaking into
another man’s home. Which of these men is more likely to have reacted to the home invasion in this
aggressive manner: Mitchell, the owner of a large cattle ranch, or Steven, a farmer who works hard
but is barely able to support his family with the crops he grows. Explain your choice based on what
Aronson et al. have written about culture and aggressive behavior.

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3. Which man is more likely to have reacted in this way? Explain your choice based on what Aronson et
al. have written about culture and aggressive behavior.
Mitchelle is unlikely to break into another mans house in an aggressively. Basing on Aronson’s
perspective, aggressive behavior originates from the culture and is learned. It is likely that Stephen,
who is a peasant, broke into another man’s house aggressively, perhaps in an attempt to steal an
asset.
4. How might the “culture of honor” concept come into play here? Identify which man would be most
likely to react in order to defend his honor and explain why.
The most likely person that would be the most likely to react to protect his honor is Mitchelle since
he has a reputation of owning a large cattle ranch, which seems he has established himself in a
different culture as compared to Stephen, who might feel intimidated since he is just a mere farmer
and he has not got a excellent chance to learn having aggressive behavior.
5. Describe the experiment Albert Bandura conducted that provided important information related
to aggressive behavior. What did this research tell us about aggressive behavior? Why was this
landmark study so significant?
Bobo doll experiment involved a doll that adults used to kick, and later, the children kick the same
doll after observing how the adults react with aggression while kicking the doll. The research tells us
that aggressive behavior is clearly learned as observed from children’s reactions. It is significant to
realize that aggression behavior is learnt hence while raising children, it is vital not to expose
aggressive behavior in their presence to avoid imitation (Aronson et al., 2010, p. 16)
Pat has been arrested several times for crimes involving aggressive behavior. Explain how the
following factors may be impacting Pat’s behavior.
6. Alcohol:
Alcohol has a significant social effect on behaviors portrayed by drunk individuals in society. The
link between alcohol and aggressive behavior is closely linked. Alcohol makes individuals like Pat
less cautious than they should be and can indulge in more aggressive behavior. Therefore, interfering
with their social status (Aronson et al., 2010, p. 19)
7. Gender. Did you assume Pat was male or female? Explain why.
I assumed Pat was a male since it has been identified by Aronson et al. that males are more
aggressive than females. Males are more influenced by alcohol to aggressive behaviors than females.
The gender in this situation matters sa testosterone is much higher in males than females.

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PSYC 312 ACTIVITY ASSIGNMENT ANSWER SHEET DIRECTIONS: Read each scenario or brief question and respond in the boxes provided (they will expand to fit your answer). All information needed to answer these questions can be found in this week’s readings. Note that each question is worth up to 5 points. To earn maximum credit please include: • A response that is concise but thorough (3-5 sentences for each answer). • An in-text citation to identify the source of any information that is not common knowledge. • Correct spelling and grammar. • Proper APA formatting. To avoid point deductions please: • Do not copy and paste information from your textbook. Instead, paraphrase/rewrite in your own words to demonstrate your knowledge. • Do not include any direct quotes. Markus was excited to finally arrive in Metrocity and was eager to explore. He stepped out of the crowded subway car and headed for the long, steep stairway that led to street-level. He was shocked to see a group of young men forcing their way through the crowd on the stairway, pushing people aside, shouting about trying to catch the next train. Several people were hurt including a young woman who fell down and was bleeding. Her husband grabbed one of the young men and began shaking and punching him. 1. Two types of aggression are described in this scenario. Describe each type, identify which person or persons exhibited each type of aggression and support your answer with information from our textbook. Phy ...
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