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Synonyms for aggression

Synonyms for aggression

Synonyms for aggression

a disposition to behave aggressively

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a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

the act of initiating hostilities

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The examination of children's aggression has often divided aggressive behaviors into several set of categories as physical aggression, relational aggression, instrumental aggression, and affective aggression (Gunter, Harrison, & Wykes, 2003; Raney & Bryant, 2006; Underwood, 2003; Underwood, Hurley, Johanson, & Mosely, 1999).
* "predatory aggression where it's not personal [] and affective aggression where [] you're doing it to intimidate [] like a status thing" (John)
Symptoms of behavioral dyscontrol, impulsivity, aggression: Affective aggression (impulsive, hot tempered behavior associated with mood changes), predatory aggression (associated with hostility, cruelty, etc.), organic aggression (impulsive, episodic, etc.) and ictal aggression (often associated with abnormal EEGs and epilepsy).
The treatment of a child with impulsive or affective aggression may be successful in one-on-one sessions or in group therapy.
Offenders may simply be instrumentally aggressive in their driving more often and consequently more likely to escalate to affective aggression. The concept of road rage seems dangerous to us because it focuses attention almost exclusively on the role of anger, and consequently may misinform researchers targeting interventions aimed to reduce driver aggression across populations.
Processes and personal variables in affective aggression. In R.