The Psychology of Aggression

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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?

Why Study the Psychology of Aggression?

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.

Module Content:~

    • 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

Personal Interest & Career Progression

This module is for anyone wishing to understand the psychology of aggression for personal or career interests, and for those wishing to improve their own understanding and behaviour.  Especially recommended for anyone working in care or therapeutic settings, by taking this module you will learn to develop a greater awareness of the root cause of aggression, and to apply the information and new learning in your professional work with others. Or for anyone who simply wishes to extend their knowledge, and use the strategies provided to create better relationships in personal or career settings, such as;

    • Early Years, Youth Services & Foster Care
    • Education and Learning
    • Trauma & Recovery Centres
    • Management and Training
    • Therapy, Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Probation, Policing & Rehabilitation
    • Social & Community Support 
    • Working with Children & Adolescents
    • Mediation & Social Services

How it Works

This video module on ‘the Psychology of Aggression’, taught by a professionally accredited lecturer in Psychology, can be taken as a stand-alone study, or as part of the complete course in core Psychology.  After purchase, video media is downloaded directly to your mobile or computing device, where you have unlimited lifetime access & replay with no login necessary.  You may take this or any module, or the entire course in Psychology, purely for personal interest purposes.  After completion, however, you have the option to apply for Certification for your Personal Curriculum Vitae, or Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolios, by the submission of a brief online test of your knowledge gained.

    • Video Tutorial [1:05:00 hour recording]
    • Taught by a Professionally Accredited Lecturer in Psychology
    • No previous experience or formal pre-course requirements
    • Learn at your own pace, with replay facility
    • Download directly to your mobile or computing device
    • Unlimited Lifetime Access, No login required
    • Course & Modular Certification Available
    • Study Method: Distance Learning
    • Fee:  £15

People’s Reviews;

‘I have learned so much on this course that should have been obvious, but wasn’t before now – there really are too many things to list. Thank you’
(Linda – Further Education Student)

‘Generally excellent and while only introductory level – very eye-opening!’
(Tony ~ Retired Chairman)

‘An extensive variety of subjects covered – great class discussions – psychologically stimulating’
(Robert – Forensics Enthusiast)

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