Everyday Aggression Takes Many Forms

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Abstract

Aggression can take a variety of forms; people hurt one another in a variety of ways. This article summarizes a research program that has examined several questions regarding how people harm one another in their day-to-day lives. The evidence shows that (a) the people that we interact with most frequently (e.g., family members, friends, romantic partners) are the most likely to make us angry; (b) we can hurt people by direct (e.g., physical or verbal attack) or nondirect action (e.g., spreading rumors, giving someone the silent treatment); and (c) the way we hurt people depends on our relationship with them. Whether the harm takes the form of words or blows, aggression is harmful to individuals and to relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-224
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

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Keywords

  • aggression
  • anger
  • relationships
  • retaliation

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  • Psychology(all)

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Everyday Aggression Takes Many Forms. / South Richardson, Deborah.

In: Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 23, No. 3, 06.2014, p. 220-224.

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