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aggression

 [ah-gresh´un]
a form of physical or verbal behavior leading to self-assertion; it is often angry and destructive and intended to be injurious, physically or emotionally, and aimed at domination of one person by another. It may arise from innate drives and/or be a response to frustration, and may be manifested by overt attacking and destructive behavior, by covert attitudes of hostility and obstructionism, or by a healthy self-expressive drive to mastery.

ag·gres·sion

(ă-gre'shŭn),
1. A domineering, forceful, or assaultive verbal or physical action intended to hurt another animal or person; the verbal or motor behavioral expression of the affects of anger, hostility, or rage.
2. Invasive behavior, as of a pathogenic organism or disease process.
[L. aggressio, fr. aggredior, to accost, attack]

aggression

(ə-grĕsh′ən)
n.
Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes: physical aggression; verbal aggression; emotional aggression.

Aggression

Forceful physical, verbal, or symbolic action which is either appropriate and self-protective (e.g., self-assertiveness) or inappropriate (e.g., hostile or destructive behaviour). It may be directed outwardly at either the environment or another person, or inwardly towards one’s self, manifesting as depression, self-mutilation, or another negative response.

aggression

Psychiatry Forceful physical, verbal, or symbolic action which may be appropriate and self-protective–eg, healthy self-assertiveness, or inappropriate–eg, hostile or destructive behavior; aggression may be directed toward the environment, another person/personality, or toward the self–eg, depression

ag·gres·sion

(ă-gresh'ŭn)
A domineering, forceful, or assaultive verbal or physical action toward another person as an expression of anger, hostility, or rage.
[L. aggressio, fr. aggredior, to accost, attack]

aggression

Feelings or acts of hostility. Abnormal aggression is often associated with emotional deprivation in childhood, head injury, or brain disease, such as tumour, excessive alcohol intake or the use of drugs such as amphetamines (amfetamines).

aggression

a type of behaviour that includes both threats and actual attacks on other animals, though often limited to threat display. See also AGONISTIC BEHAVIOUR.
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Medical students were conveniently approached and interviewed, using a self-reporting questionnaire that consisted of three sections: demographics, The Aggression Questionnaire, and the Exposure to Violence (ETV) scale.
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In addition to providing evidence that violent video game play is associated with increased aggression over time, the study also reports that this effect appears to be significantly different for various ethnic groups: the largest effect was observed among white participants, with some effect noted among Asians and no effect observed among Hispanics.
There are various situational features that are present in sporting arenas and at sporting events that can influence individuals' aggression. These features include aggressive cues that prime aggressive memories (Carlson, Marcus-Newhall, & Miller, 1990), aversive conditions such as hot temperatures and loud noises (Berkowitz, 1993), conditions that cause pain or discomfort (Berkowitz, Cochran, & Embree, 1981), the use of drugs or alcohol (Bushman, 1993), and scenarios that include interpersonal provocation, frustration, and incentives (Anderson & Bushman, 2002).
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The source reiterated that the pretexts and excuses on which the aggression relied on were baseless that based on a failed scenario which was exploited to carry out this aggression.
The present study has various goals: (a) to estimate the prevalence of psychological, physical, and sexual aggression and victimization from individual reports and, in the couple, by means of the maximum dyadic report in a sample of 590 community couples from the Region of Madrid; (b) to analyze the extent to which men and women's individual reports of perpetration and victimization underestimate acts of aggression by calculating correction factors; and (c) to analyze the degree of partner agreement about acts of aggression assessed with the CTS-2.
Review of literature shows diversity of opinion among researchers on the issue of Socio-economic status and aggression. According to Gorman, Smith et.al; 1998, Evans et.al, 2008, Ducan et.al, 1994, Skinner et.al., 1992, Lempers et.al 1990; Malaviya, 1977 poverty and Low socio-economic status are one of the important and significant risk factors for adolescent aggression in urban youth.
Once a medical problem has been ruled out, identifying the type of aggression you're seeing is key to understanding its cause and developing a plan to intervene.
Moreover, Huesmann, Dubow, and Boxer, 2009) found that parental rejection and abuse can show higher level of aggression in their future life.
First, we explored the implicit aggression of youth offenders in an Asian context.