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S4E25: Aggressive By Nature? | Richard Tremblay - The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

27 May 2021

2hr 11mins

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1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

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S4E25: Aggressive By Nature? | Richard Tremblay - The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

27 May 2021

2hr 11mins

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Quote

"A theory can be proved by experiments, but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory."

Ideas

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In the state of nature, life would be nasty, brutal, and short. It is only through socialisation, that we've turned civilized.
The idea that it's our environment that brings out physical aggression isn't true. Rather, in many studies, some children as soon they're born already showing signs of physical aggression.

From a Darwinian perspective, this makes sense - as we're animals that were born for survival. But in our modern day society, as we mature, we become less and less physically aggressive.

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In the state of nature, life would be nasty, brutal, and short. It is only through socialisation, that we've turned civilized.
The idea that it's our environment that brings out physical aggression isn't true. Rather, in many studies, some children as soon they're born already showing signs of physical aggression.

From a Darwinian perspective, this makes sense - as we're animals that were born for survival. But in our modern day society, as we mature, we become less and less physically aggressive.

2

It's amazing that we aren't providing free day care and child care like we do for school.
Children are at their best in terms of learning in the earlier years of development.

The cost benefit analysis of this to society has been shown as one of the highest possible return on investments, as better developed children will have compounding and multigenerational effects.

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It's amazing that we aren't providing free day care and child care like we do for school.
Children are at their best in terms of learning in the earlier years of development.

The cost benefit analysis of this to society has been shown as one of the highest possible return on investments, as better developed children will have compounding and multigenerational effects.

3

Girls use more indirect aggression whilst boys use more physical aggression compared to boys.
From a biological perspective, this makes sense as girls are less able to win physical fights than boys.

Indirect aggression often comes in the form of damaging one's reputation through bad mouthing someone behind their back. Whilst physical aggression in the form of fighting and intimidation.

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Girls use more indirect aggression whilst boys use more physical aggression compared to boys.
From a biological perspective, this makes sense as girls are less able to win physical fights than boys.

Indirect aggression often comes in the form of damaging one's reputation through bad mouthing someone behind their back. Whilst physical aggression in the form of fighting and intimidation.

Questions

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Can you think of ways your aggression has changed as you've matured?

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Can you think of ways your aggression has changed as you've matured?

What else is in the episode

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The impact of a mothers decision during pregnancy on babies

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The impact of a mothers decision during pregnancy on babies

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The intergenerational impact of parentings impact on genes

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The intergenerational impact of parentings impact on genes

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Why this kind of research is so hard and difficult to fund

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Why this kind of research is so hard and difficult to fund

Who is Richard Trembley?

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A child psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Montreal, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in child development. He also worked with Jordan Peterson over 20 years ago on some research projects.

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A child psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Montreal, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in child development. He also worked with Jordan Peterson over 20 years ago on some research projects.

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