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Explain what is meant by aggression.

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The Encyclopedia of Psychology defines aggression as "any act that is intended to cause pain, suffering, or damage to another person." It is a sequence of behaviors with the object of causing injury to a member of one's species. This is in contrast with the concepts of predatory and defensive behaviors and of assertiveness. Predatory and defensive behaviors accur when a human being wards off (defensive) an attacking (predatory) dog to defend himself. On the other hand, being assertive - which is sometimes used as synonymous to being aggressive - does not have that element of intent to harm...

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