Social psychologists have studied the social forces that influence aggressive behavior. Research on aggression highlights personal, situational, and environmental factors that may uniquely influence the likelihood of aggressive behavior (Bushman & Huesmann, 2010). The media in this week’s Learning Resources demonstrates how aggressive behavior happens, even when it was unintended.
For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Students with last names beginning with the letters N–Z review the media on Abu Ghraib.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3 the identity of the event to which you were assigned. Then explain two potential situational factors that may have influenced the aggressive behavior demonstrated in the event. Explain two possible personal factors that may have influenced this aggressive behavior. Finally, employing a social psychology perspective, explain two ways the aggressive behavior might have been prevented. Use the current literature to support your response.