For our Halloween spooktacular, we present to you an episode on human aggression! AhhHHHH! This week we’re defining what aggression is, how it is different from violence, and where aggression stems from. Is it an innate trait, as Freud believed, or is it socially learned, as many sociologists argue? We end our talk discussing how we can reduce aggression in ourselves and others. Tune in, learn, and don’t forget to give us a rating wherever you’re listening from!
Aggression, perception, psychology, violence, nature, nurture
- Elliot Aronson’s The Social Animal has a whole chapter on human aggression
- “Temperature and Aggression: Ubiquitous effects of heat on occurrence of human violence” by Anderson (1989)
- “Violent Video Games and Aggression” by Ferguson (2008)
- “Is Human Aggression an Instinct or Something Which We Learn?” by Golsharifi (2015) which outlines the longstanding debate over the source of aggression
- Crash Course video on Altruism and Aggression