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Aggression and Its CausesA Biopsychosocial Approach$
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John W. Renfrew

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195082302

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082302.001.0001

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Eliciting Stimuli

Eliciting Stimuli

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(p.103) Chapter 6 Eliciting Stimuli
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Aggression and Its Causes
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JOHN W. RENFREW

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082302.003.0006

This chapter examines environmental conditions and stimuli that naturally produce or facilitate aggression. The findings reveal that the stimulus classes that have the most influence on aggressive behaviour are those producing painful responses and those resulting from the withdrawal of, or reduction in, reinforcing stimuli. The result also suggests that isolation and sensory deprivation can produce increased irritability and hypersensitivity to new stimuli, resulting in aggression.

Keywords:   environmental conditions, stimuli, aggression, painful responses, reinforcing stimuli, isolation, sensory deprivation, irritability, hypersensitivity

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