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Aggression in Gill (1966).

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Debbie Spicer

Aggression

Gill (1966) proposed that aggression has several features:

* It is a behaviour: actually doing something not just wanting to do it.

* It involves harm or an injury to another living organism: it can either be physical harm or psychological harm such as creating fear in an opponent.

* It involves intent and is not done by accident

Baron stated that 'aggression is any form of behaviour toward the goal of harming or injuring another living being who is motivated to avoid such treatment'.

Aggression is behaviour which is intentional and deliberate and it involves injury to another person.

Assertion

A performer who plays with energy and emotion and within the rules of the game is showing assertive behaviours.

Assertive behaviour is acceptable but forceful behaviour. It is also;

* Goal directed behaviour

* The use of valid verbal or physical force

* Behaviour which has no intention to harm or injure

* Behaviour which does not break the agreed rules of the sport

An example of aggression in sport is where David Beckham kicked an

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