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Aggression: Excitation-transfer Theory (pages 329-330)

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Jessica Wasylow

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Transcript of Aggression: Excitation-transfer Theory (pages 329-330)

Aggression: Excitation-transfer Theory
(pages 329-330)

Example #1:
Selena went to a heavy metal concert and when she was on her way out, her friend accidentally stepped on her shoe. Selena reacted by yelling at her friend in anger.
Example #2:
Jack has spend a couple of hours playing War of Warcraft. He's been trying to beat the last level but has not been successful. His friends are all watching his failed attempts and decided to make a joke about it. Jack got very angry and left as he slammed the door behind him.
What is the excitation-transfer Theory?
"This theory suggests that because physiological arousal tends to dissipate slowly over time, a portion of such arousal may persist as a person moves from one situation to another... such effects are most likely to occur when the people involved are relatively unaware of the presence of residual arousal"
Baron, R. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2012).
Social Psychology
. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
By: Jessica Wasylow & Rana Esmaeillo
In other words...
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