Banks, T. Was the attempt successful? Tellegen, A. Did you react with aggression? Is Aggression Evolutionarily Adaptive? Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67 3— Describe how different parts of the brain influence aggression. Although the amygdala helps us perceive and respond to danger, and this may lead us to aggress, other parts of the brain serve to control and inhibit our aggressive tendencies.
Exercises and Critical Thinking Recall a time when you experienced frustration. Raine, A. In sum, relying on catharsis by engaging in or viewing aggression is dangerous behavior—it is more likely to increase the flames of aggression than to put them out.
Aggression and antisocial behavior.
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