The Will to Fight: Aversion-Induced Aggression and the Role of Motivation in Intergroup Conflicts.

  title={The Will to Fight: Aversion-Induced Aggression and the Role of Motivation in Intergroup Conflicts.},
  author={Matthew Lewon and Ramona Houmanfar and L. Hayes},
  journal={Perspectives on behavior science},
  volume={42 4},
Aggressive behavior is a source of many significant human problems, most notably the catastrophic loss of life and resources that can result from violent conflicts between groups. Aggressive behavior is particularly likely to arise from aversive conditions that function as motivating operations (MOs) that establish the stimulation produced by aggressive acts as reinforcing. We describe the behavior that arises from these circumstances as aversion-induced aggression (AIA) and argue that the MOs… Expand
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