Aggression and Its Causes

Aggression and Its Causes : A Biopsychosocial Approach

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Exploring the causes and control of aggression from a broad scientific perspective, this text discusses the methodological concerns involved and reviews representative studies of the contributions of biological, environmental, experimental, and social factors in producing aggression. It examines how many of these factors function as it discusses several areas of current concern: juvenile delinquency, physical and sexual child abuse, spousal abuse, rape, and aggression associated with psychiatric conditions.show more

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  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 168.1 x 240.8 x 18.5mm | 646.94g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 halftones, 3 line figures
  • 019508229X
  • 9780195082296

Table of contents

Part I: genetic, sexual, and hormonal factors; neural bases; neuropsychology and human aggression; neurotransmitters and drugs. Part II: eliciting stimuli; conditioning and learning; sociopsychological factors; media influences. Part III: delinquency in minors; physical and sexual abuse of children; wife abuse and rape of women; violence in psychiatric populations.show more

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