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There are different reasons why a person may act aggressively towards other human beings The person may act this way because of his culture or the way he was brought up in society The person does not however act this way based on instinct alone Aggression is a molded learnt behavior it is not simply there from birth Rather than being an uncontrollable instinct a persons behavior is something that is taught to him For example a newborn baby is breathing because it is an involuntary reflex On the other hand a father may tell his young son to beat up the school bully who is picking on him As a result the boy is taught to deal with the situation by using violence In order for an individual to display aggression it must be driven by an instinct interacting with that persons surroundings Instinct as an inherited or innate psycho-physical disposition which determines its possessor to act in regard to its particular manner basically explains that people have different reactions to different stimuli Therefore an individual is prone to act a certain way when he is stimulated to do so from his surrounding environment For example the Eskimo does not have an innate instinct that allows him to survive in his climate He is taught to work with his people in order to survive when he is very young When people are brought up in a society they learn certain customs and traditions These customs are usually taught to them because its part of their societys way of life even though some of the customs may seem cruel and repulsive to others For example cannibalism is abhorrent to us but in some primitive cultures to eat an enemy is to gain his or her strength This aggressive behavior was taught to the people of this culture and is the reason for its existence People need to have exposure to aggressiveness in society
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