The Psychological Construct of Aggression in Jaws: An Analysis Basic concepts of the science of psychology such as the construct of aggression are evident in the theme, plot, and characterization of the film Jaws, which features a compelling and suspenseful storyline based upon the attacks of a great white shark in the waters off Amity. The psychological construct of aggression relates to the applied fictional setting in the movie Jaws in a number of ways and is exhibited by several characters at various times, but Quint exhibits aggression most consistently, for it is the driving force that compels him to find the great white shark. Police Chief Martin Brody has strong motivations to find the killer shark as well, but he is motivated by...The end:
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