Aggression

Go to the Internet and look up the definition of the construct “aggression.” Answer the following questions:
• Is this a concrete or abstract construct? Explain.
• What meanings did you find?
• How would these different definitions of the construct of aggression affect the way in which you might build a test to measure it?
• Search the internet and see if you can locate any tests or measures for different forms of aggression. If so, what are they and how do they differ?
• How might you gather evidence of construct validity for a test of aggression?
• Be sure to support your discussion with scholarly sources

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Aggression

  1. Define aggression in your own words and provide two examples that align with your definition.
  2. Define the two main categories of aggression discussed in Anderson and Bushman (2002) and indicate which category your two examples fit. In addition, define the two additional types of aggression defined by Kempes et al. (2005) and indicate which category your two examples fit. Last, provide a brief rationale for why you believe the particular aggressive behavior chosen fits in the categories.

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