frustration-aggression hypothesis


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frus·tra·tion-·ag·gres·sion hy·poth·e·sis

the theory that frustration may lead to aggression, but that aggression is always the result of some form of frustration.
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Some have criticized the frustration-aggression hypothesis for dictating that frustration always results in aggression (for a summary of the major critics, see Berkowitz, 1962).
Second, the frustration-aggression hypothesis fails to consider other important forms of aggression.
In his modified version of the frustration-aggression hypothesis, Berkowitz (1962) already had established that the presence of "cues or releasers, stimuli associated with the anger instigator" would determine whether the individual gave in to the drive-specific behavior and, if so, the strength of the aggressive response (p.
According to the frustration-aggression hypothesis, Joe became angry because he was blocked from his goal--to be called on to answer questions.
If the frustration-aggression hypothesis is correct, then all "bright" students who are ignored by the teacher will become angry.
"It's the classic frustration-aggression hypothesis," says Dr.
Shinar (1998) proposes that according to the frustration-aggression hypothesis (Dollard et al., 1939), the frustration caused by rush-hour traffic and congested roads will give rise to aggressive behaviour.
The frustration-aggression hypothesis (Dollard, Doob, Muller, Mourer, & Sears, (1939) has emerged as one of the most controversial models of aggression in the past several decades (e.g., Miller, 1941; Buss, 1966; Rule & Percival, 1977).
The first explanation may be offered in terms of frustration-aggression hypothesis (Dollard, Doob, Miller, Mowrer, & Sears, 1939).
Our findings in this study are consistent with the frustration-aggression hypothesis of Berkowitz (1989) and with findings in studies conducted in the specific area of health-care research (Bolger et al., 1997; Greenberg & Barling, 1999; Kaplan, 1987; Kavoussi & Coccaro, 1998).