aggression

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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 act of retaliatory hostile affective aggression is often seen and punished by game officials.
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.
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.