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In social and behavioral sciences, aggression is usually defined as intentional behavior aimed at harming another person, who in turn wants to avoid such harm. A widely acknowledged distinction has been made between hostile aggression (harm as the goal) and instrumental aggression (harm as means to another goal). Past research concerned especially the so-called frustration-aggression hypothesis and perspectives from social learning theory. In current research the General Model of Aggression (GAM) figures prominently, highlighting person and situation inputs, cognitive, affective, and arousal routes, and the outcomes of the underlying appraisal and decision processes. ⸙

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