Everyone gets fed-up or short-tempered from time to time, but why are some people prone to outbursts of violent behaviour? Where does aggression come from and how is it connected to our psychological and emotional behaviour? Why does aggression suddenly flare up, creating havoc all around and how are some people able to manage their aggression, when others seem so trigger happy and are not?
With new insights, in-depth explanations and discussion from neuroscience and depth psychology, you will examine the evolutionary origins and behavioural manifestations of male and female aggression, gaining a unique opportunity to fully explore this explosive human trait. Beginning in child development, you will learn about the age that aggression manifests, how our psychological and emotional behaviour is linked with hormonal influences, powerful subconscious impulses, and the role of socio-economic factors and cognitive priming in aggressive behaviour. From analytical observations of ‘group mind’ and case studies in forensic psychology, this module provides an excellent overview and analysis of the root cause of aggression, with strategies for management and reduction.
This module is for anyone wishing to understand the psychology of aggression, for those with personal interests, to improve their own understanding and behaviour. Especially recommended for anyone working in care or therapeutic settings, to develop greater awareness of the root cause of aggression, and to apply the information and new learning in their professional work with others. Or for anyone who simply wishes to develop their knowledge, and use the strategies provided to create better relationships, externally with others, and internally, with themselves.
- Overview of the causes of male and female aggression
- Childhood development, early influences and conditioning
- Correlation of hormones, libido (sex drive) and psychopathology
- Evolutionary theory and animal brain
- Predator behaviour and precursors that underpin outbursts
- Biological theory, the limbic system, hormones and brain anatomy
- Emotional coding, memory and the Amygdala
- Aggression towards others and the self
- Unconscious bipolar drives in instinctual impulses
- Frustration-aggression and triggers of outbursts
- Learning theory, cognitive priming and group aggression
- Strategies for reducing aggression
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‘An extensive variety of subjects covered – great class discussions – psychologically stimulating’
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The Psychology of Aggression
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