General Affective Aggression Model (GAM)

The General Affective Aggression Model (GAM) serves as a model for attempting to understand aggression. It is intended to be both comprehensive and integrative in its attempt to fathom the underlying causes that result in violent and disruptive behavior. Aggression, just like anger, is a complex and multifaceted problem that stems from the interaction of both internal and external factors. The GAM is an effort to understand that interaction and find way to modify or stop it. The GAM model uses is a social-cognitive framework that incorporates biological, situational, and individual characteristics that intertwine and produce varying outcomes -- behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical.

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