Apply it! Exercises

Basketball Brawl Turns Riotous
ESPN

SYN Presents: NBA Pacers - Pistons Brawl 2004
1. How could the frustration-aggression hypothesis explain why Ben Wallace attacked Ron Artest?
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From a neo-associationistic account of aggression, analyze Artest’s behavior toward the fan who threw the cup.
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After Artest jumped into the stands, his teammate Stephen Jackson followed him and began punching fans. How might Jackson’s gender (male) and hometown (Houston, TX) have influenced his aggressive behavior?
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What situational factors are involved in why the brawl escalated to such an extent?
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Road Rage Revenge!
Sam Sommers

Road Rage
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Presumably, the man in the car wouldn’t have shouted at the old woman to hurry up if he had been, say, walking up a flight of stairs behind her. What is it about being in the car that allowed him to ignore social norms about courtesy?

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