Describe a scenario that illustrates either aggression or prosocial behavior

To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapters 10 and 11 of your textbook (Feenstra, 2013).  Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  In this discussion, you will consider aggression and prosocial behavior.  Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post.

  1. Describe a scenario that illustrates either aggression or prosocial behavior (from your own observations, something in the media, etc.) and complete one of the following:
    • Aggression: Review research that examines a possible source of aggression (e.g., the media, weapons, alcohol, environmental factors, etc.).  Give specific examples.  Explain why this particular variable is/is not harmful.  How does this theory/research apply to the scenario you described?
      • You must utilize at least one relevant scholarly source in addition to your textbook.
    • Prosocial Behavior: Interpret research on prosocial behavior, predicting who will help whom, when, and why (e.g., empathy, cultural norms, gender, religiosity, etc.).  Assess whether this information might be useful in reducing aggression/violence.  How does this theory/research apply to the scenario you described?
      • You must utilize at least one relevant scholarly source in addition to your textbook.

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