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The Effects of the Media on Child AggressionJasper Mills According to our textbook Child Development written by Laura E Burk child aggression is a normal and expected act consisting of things like threats physical force and bargaining without asking this usually beginning in late infancy and peaks around preschool age and later And the more a child interacts with another the greater chance that the child will express aggression in his or her behavior Some forms of aggression tend to decline as the subject increases in age As these children age these aggressive outbursts are seen as teaching opportunities for parents to use inductive reasoning so that children could learn the right way to express themselves and to solve certain disputes that they may encounter throughout their lifetime The first six months of a childs life they not only begin to develop motor skills but also begin to develop the mental ability needed in order to recognize traces of frustration and anger Burk in her writings describes four different types of aggression Instrumental aggression is seen as being overt antisocial behavior expressed over a particular territory such as an object a toy or a space children fighting over one be in the others room This type of aggression declines as age increases and is meant to intimidate what is seen as the aggressors adversary over such territory This differing from hostile aggression which is described by Burk as clearly an aggressive act intended to blatantly hurt or harm another person and is the opposite of its counterpart in that it increases with age From hostile aggression stems overt aggression defined as harming others through acts of physical violence beating up or threatening to beat up another person most commonly found in male children Another type of aggression which stems from hostile aggression but on the other hand is more commonly found in female children is relational aggression Relational aggression is defined as
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