Writing Services for US Students - Gender Differences in Aggression
There are six ways in which a person and the situation interact to shape a person's goals, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
1. Different persons respond differently to the same situation.
2. Situations choose the person.
3. Persons choose the situation.
4. Different situations can prime different parts of the person.
5. Persons change the situation.
6. Situations change the person.
As part of your answer:
Discuss what is meant by each of these dyads.
Provide an example of how each one works.
Assume you are a supervisor. How would you work within each of these situations with your employees to increase employee motivation? How would your decisions be affected by each person-situation dyad?
Assume that you are an industrial/organizational consultant brought into the same office as asked to study these person-situation interactions in order to advise management how to best put them to use to increase employee motivation which research design would you use? Why is this design the best fit for this office situation?
Your combined response should be at least two pages (500 words) long.
Due Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Assignment 3 Grading Criteria Maximum
Explained each of the six person-situation dyads. 20
Gave an example of how each person-situation dyad works. 20
Described the decisional process that a supervisor would use with their employees within the context of each person-situation dyad.
Discussed which research design would be the best fit to study the person-situation interaction within an office environment and why it is the best fit.
Gender Differences in Aggression
Aggression has been defined in psychology and sociology as a behavior with an intention of causing pain or harm. Many studies have been conducted to study aggression in human beings and it has been found that men are more aggressive than women. There are different perspectives in social psychology that can help to understand this perspective. Among the different sociological and psychological perspectives, four perspectives in social psychology can explain the relationship between men and aggression in an appropriate manner; these four perspectives are: sociocultural, evolutionary, social learning and social cognitive. According to the social cognitive theory, people are influenced by their emotions, memories and interpretations of an event. A person develops a mental blueprint or cognitive schema with his life experiences. This cognitive schema or mental blueprint can be defined as the set of expectations that define what people are supposed to do. If a person is exposed to a highly gendered word in his childhood, he will develop a strong schema of what are the roles of males and females. If during early socialization period a child comes across a traditional society where the roles of men and women are fixed, he or she will develop the same cognitive schema and suppose he or she comes across a modern society where the roles of men and women are different than the traditional roles, he or she will develop different expectations that will have an influence in his or her future encounters. Thus, a human being learns about gender differences at quite an early age, and these influences last till his lifetime. Similarly, if a male child experiences aggression in his early childhood and comes across the stronger role of men in society, he will develop the same blueprint of aggression.