Causes of Aggressive Behavior in Marriages<br />By: MorgenStallworth<br />Advanced General Psychology<br />Tamara Hamai<br...
Introduction <br />Domestic Abuse<br />Victims of Spousal Abuse<br />The beginning stages of <br />spousal abuse<br />
Aggression<br />Aggression is the behavior that is intended to cause harm or pain to another person. <br />Aggression brin...
Different types of Aggression<br />Physical Aggression-consists of hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, and thr...
Verbal Abuse<br /><ul><li>Consists of  yelling, using profanity, and name-calling.</li></li></ul><li>Nonverbal Aggression ...
Vicious looks</li></li></ul><li>Reasons for Aggression<br />Chronic Stress- is the response of the brain to unpleasant eve...
Causes of Chronic Stress<br />Ongoing work pressure<br />Long-term relationship problems<br />Persistent financial worries...
Causes of Acute Stress<br />Imaging a threat<br />Remembering a dangerous event<br />Crowned areas<br />Loud noises<br />D...
Reactions to Stress<br />When stressed women are more likely than men to experience feelings of nervousness, wanting to cr...
Levels of Stress<br />When levels of stress are moderately low, partners should have more cognitive and emotional resource...
Levels of Stress cont.<br /> When stress is introduced in the relationship it can lead to physical aggressive behaviors.<b...
Conclusion<br />Chronic and Acute stress leads to aggressive behavior.<br />Aggression can lead to domestic violence.<br /...
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  1. 1. Causes of Aggressive Behavior in Marriages<br />By: MorgenStallworth<br />Advanced General Psychology<br />Tamara Hamai<br />June 25, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Introduction <br />Domestic Abuse<br />Victims of Spousal Abuse<br />The beginning stages of <br />spousal abuse<br />
  3. 3. Aggression<br />Aggression is the behavior that is intended to cause harm or pain to another person. <br />Aggression brings hostility and mistrust in marriages.<br />Aggressive behavior can be identified as physical, psychological, verbal and nonverbal aggression. <br />
  4. 4. Different types of Aggression<br />Physical Aggression-consists of hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, and throwing another person. <br />Psychological Aggression-is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or divulging another to behavior that is psychologically destructive. <br />
  5. 5. Verbal Abuse<br /><ul><li>Consists of yelling, using profanity, and name-calling.</li></li></ul><li>Nonverbal Aggression <br /><ul><li>Giving off Bad Body language.
  6. 6. Vicious looks</li></li></ul><li>Reasons for Aggression<br />Chronic Stress- is the response of the brain to unpleasant events for a prolonged period over which an individual perceives he or she has no control.<br />Acute Stress-is the reaction to a terrifying or traumatic event, commonly known as the fight or flight response.<br />
  7. 7. Causes of Chronic Stress<br />Ongoing work pressure<br />Long-term relationship problems<br />Persistent financial worries<br />Insomnia<br />Health issues<br />
  8. 8. Causes of Acute Stress<br />Imaging a threat<br />Remembering a dangerous event<br />Crowned areas<br />Loud noises<br />Danger<br />
  9. 9. Reactions to Stress<br />When stressed women are more likely than men to experience feelings of nervousness, wanting to cry or lacking energy. <br />Men are more likely than women to respond to stress by developing certain stress-related disorders such as hypertension, aggressive behavior or abuse of alcohol or hard drugs.<br />
  10. 10. Levels of Stress<br />When levels of stress are moderately low, partners should have more cognitive and emotional resources for efficient problem solving; In contrast when levels of stress are relatively high, partners may have less energy available for effective interaction and so may be more likely to engage in maladaptive behaviors (Frye & Karney, 2006).<br />
  11. 11. Levels of Stress cont.<br /> When stress is introduced in the relationship it can lead to physical aggressive behaviors.<br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br />Chronic and Acute stress leads to aggressive behavior.<br />Aggression can lead to domestic violence.<br />The authors did not talk specifically on what the kind of chronic and acute stress and if it was manageable and / or could be treated.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzGZy84FeRQ<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqtbLe6Wq7Q<br />

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