Part I (Individual Work)
Any medium, any period. Take a photo of the work. Submit it via Canvas Discussion.
Write a before, present and after story about the group that is portrayed in the work.
This should be a descriptive story with as much detail as possible!
A few prompts follow:
What happened before those in the work/image/piece met or got together?
What were they (or each one) thinking and feeling before this moment?
What’s happening now? Who’s doing what? Where are they and why?
What are they (or each one) thinking and feeling?
What does the future hold for them? What will happen to them?
Write a one to two page story using 12 pt type, 1″ margins, and post it to Canvas on a Discussion page.
Part II (your response to another person’s work)
Using your knowledge of the aggression theories found in the book (and also presented in our Final class by one of our groups), briefly analyze another student’s response (Part I above) posted on the discussion board. This is a analysis of the student’s story, not an analysis of the writer. It should consider TWO of the approaches found within the text (biological, humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral). One to two pages please, double spaced, 1” margins.
Based on the aggression theories, I think that the situation explains relevant on social behavior. The behaviorist approach suggests that social behavior is learned. Thus, aggression refers to the internal drive, which acquires and modifies the various means of reinforcement. The approach indicates that there two concept of aggressive behavior including instrumental aggression and frustration forces that pushes aggression (Barlow and Vincent 212). I think the man in the artwork was pushed into aggression by frustration watching her wife engaging in infidelity. On the other hand, the behaviorist approach defines the increased aggressive responses that are observed by increased frustration. The model indicates that the higher the frustration, the higher the aggressive response in the society (Scherer and Paul 45). I appreciate how the case explains the aggressive situation of the man who was highly affected by the women cheating. Most importantly, the behaviorist model of frustration helps in promoting dominant framework for handling aggressive behavior. The picture of the artwork is a useful explanation in understanding the aggressive processes.
Moreover, I agree with the conclusions of the post on the nature of aggressive behaviors in among individuals. The humanistic approach insists on the role of individuals in influencing social behavior. Similar to the humanist theorists, the case explains the idea of aggression clearly. Another important way of dealing with aggressive behavior occurs when a person adopts aggressive norms in order to bring about positive outcomes (Glassman and Hadad 176). This is a clear explanation of the nature of man in the portrait to deal with aggressive actions and behaviors. The humanistic approach emphasizes more the subjective experience of the individuals (Aamodt, 126). This means the man might have been influenced societal values and beliefs while punishing the young man for infidelity. In reference to the behaviorist and humanistic models, I think that the aggressive behaviors and actions in the piece of artwork are explained well due to the aggressive response of the man to frustration of his wavering marriage relationship.
Aamodt, Michael. Industrial/organizational psychology: An applied approach. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2012.
Barlow, David, and Vincent Durand. Abnormal psychology: An integrative approach. Boston, MA: Cengage learning, 2011.
Glassman, E. William., and Hadad, Marilyn. Approaches to psychology, 6th Ed. London, UK: McGraw-Hill. 2013. Print.
Scherer, Klaus R., and Paul Ekman, eds. Approaches to emotion. London, UK: Psychology Press, 2014.