OTHER ASPECTS OF VIOLENCE No. 3
1. Norms of behaviour: In general the orientation within a culture helps
define the limits of tolerable behaviour. To the extent that a society
values violence, attaches prestige to violent conduct or defines violence
as normal or legitimate, the values of individuals within that society
will develop accordingly.
2. Worldwide, those countries with high income inequality have the highest
3. The best predictor of future aggression is past aggressive behaviour.
Aggressive children tend to grow into aggressive adults.
4. Two personalitiy traits often associated with violence are lack of
empathy or regard for the feelings of others and inability to defer
gratification (control impulses).
5. Violent behaviour does not appear to be an inherited characteristic.
6, Television viewing may be associated with subsequent aggression in some
viewers. Research indicates the relationship in bi-directional: viewing
violence gives rise to aggression and aggression engenders violence
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