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Aggression

At the core of most acts of violence, whether unprovoked or in retaliation to a perceived slight, is the emotion of aggression. In psychology, aggression is described as behaviour that can cause physical or psychological harm to the self, others or the environment. Unlike assertiveness, the verbal expression of thoughts and feelings while respecting others’ viewpoints and boundaries, aggression is invasive, forceful, attacking behaviour. Gross defines aggression as: ‘The intentional infliction of some form of harm on others’.

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