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Prevention and Control of Aggression and the Impact on its Victims

Bach, Manuela (Ed.)

2001, XIV, 452 p.

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Proceedings of the XIV World Meeting of the International Society for the Research on Aggression: Prevention and Control of Aggression and the Impact on its Victims, held in July 9-14, 2000, in Valencia, Spain.
Aggression is an aspect of human society that has interested scientists for many decades, and their work has provided important knowledge about its causes and way to prevent and control this behavior. However, not only scientists but many professionals working in the wide spectrum of society, from family to international policy, are interested in having programs of interventions capable of reducing aggression and violence in our society.
This comprehensive book is a compendium of most research approaches that are currently taking place in the field of aggression, focusing on the interventions to control and prevent this behavior and the impact on its victims. The chapters of the book include biological approaches to aggression, such as neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, genetics and psychopathology; information about aggression in children and adolescents in different settings such as family, school and community; characteristics if aggression in specific relationships such as marital and sexual, and specific settings such as bars, prisons and traffic; and cultural approaches to aggression, social prejudice, war and programs of peace. Furthermore, a small number of representative chapters about victims are included, ranging from the impact of aggression on behavior and physiology in animal models to victims of war.
As this book highlights, the interventions to prevent and control aggression have to be diverse (highly heterogenic) in order to deal with all aspects of human beings and society, ranging from pharmacological control in individuals to programs of peace to promote respect among people and among nations.
Scientists, academics and professionals dealing with any facet of aggression and its impact on our society will obtain in this book information about the complexity of this research field and the ways to approach our objective: eliminate aggression from the human behavioral repertoire.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aggression - Antisocial Behavior - Bullying - Delinquency - Focusing - Juvenile Delinquency - Management - Nation - School violence - anatomy - behavior - genetics - intervention - perception - physiology

Related subjects » Personality & Social Psychology - Psychology - Public Health - Social Sciences

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Sensible or senseless violence from the brain: Role of the hypothalamus in violence; M.R. Kruk, J. Haller. Effects of 5-HT and GABA agents on aggressive responding of adult men with a history of childhood conduct disorder; D.R. Cherek, S.D. Lane. Biochemical and molecular genetic factors in habitual violence and antisocial alcoholism: Control and preventive interventions; M. Virkkunen. The role of serotonin in the modulation of aggression: Studies using tryptophan manipulation; A.J. Bond, J. Wingrove. Changes in brain monoaminergic systems in apomorphine-sensitized aggressive male Wistar rats; L. Allikmets, V. Matto. Stress hormones and aggression: Animal models of human pathologies; J. Haller, M.R. Kruk. Testosterone and aggression in male and female preschool children; J.R. Sanchez-Martin, et al. The genetics of aggression: From mice to humans; S.C. Maxson, et al. Neuroimaging in human aggression: Conceptual and methodological issues; M. Wong. The Report From for Aggressive Episodes (REFA) in the treatment of violent psychotic patients; S. Bjørkly. Sleep pathology and antisocial behavior: A need for research; N.A. Michael. Treatment of borderline personality disorder: Reducing self-aggression; D.E. Hurdle. Complexity in the causal pathways of aggression in children: A rationale for treatment; T.L. Hughes. Prevention of antisocial behavior in high-risk boys: The Montreal longitudinal and experimental study; R. Carbonneau, et al. The relationship between playing violent electronic games and aggression in adolescents; P. Arriaga Ferreira, J.L.Pais Ribeiro. Changes in school playground to reduce aggressive behaviour; A.Rebolo Marqués, et al. Aggression, friendship and reconciliation in primary school children; M.L. Butovskaya. Peer bullying in Spanish secondaryschools: A national scale study for the Ombudsman's Report on school violence; C. del Barrio, et al. A script-cartoon narrative of bullying in children and adolescents: A research tool to assess cognitions, emotions and coping strategies in bullying situations; A. Almeida, et al. Stress management and reduction of aggression in grade school children; M. Napoli. The effects of exposure to chronic community violence on preschool behavior; L.O. Linares. Physical aggression in the family: prevalence rates, links to non-family violence, and implications for primary prevention of societal violence; M.A. Straus. Parenting-styles, self-control and male juvenile delinquency: The mediating role of self-control; E.A.W. den Exter Blokland, et al. The role of third parties in conflicts among Colombian preadolescents; E. Chaux. Global perspectives on wife beating and health care; J.C. Campbell. Post-separation violence: The male perspective; A. McMurray. Males acquaintance rape proclivity: A multivariate approach; V.-J. Willan, P. Pollard. Perceptions of forced sex. What determines how men label it?; A. Abbey, et al. Men's judgments of a sexual assailant in an eroticized rape: The role of rape myth attitudes and contextual factors; J. Norris, et al. A longitudinal perspective on women's risk perception for sexual assault; J.W. White, et al. Risk factors of sexual victimisation: Exploring parallels between women and homosexual men; B. Krahé. Riskier lifestyle, aggression, and public drinking: Findings from a general population of adults in the United States; K.A. Parks, B.M. Quigley. Prediction of bar violence among young adults; R.L. Collins, et al. Bullying behavior among prisoners: A study conducted among Pakistani female offenders; M.A. Tahir, et al. Redu

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