System Change Made Simple

What is Aggression

October 19, 2022 Terry Leahy Season 4 Episode 2
System Change Made Simple
What is Aggression
Show Notes

Conservatives believe that competitive aggression is part of human nature. Given this, they argue, no egalitarian society can be possible. Given how often people behave aggressively, it is hard to believe aggression is totally socially constructed. We can look at it two ways. Aggression is one of the basic human motivations. Or aggression is a tool, a capacity that is put into play to pursue other more basic motivations. Sociologists tend to the second view. This podcast starts to examine this debate.