Neurobiological Bases of Abnormal Aggression and Violent Behaviour

Authors: Haller, József

  • First book describing neural mechanism of abnormal aggression
  • Has an integrative approach by bringing together biology and psychopathology
  • Discusses new avenues for the research of aggression and abnormal aggression
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About this book

Mechanisms controlling aggressive behavior started to be identified from late 20's of the 20th century and subsequent research described such mechanisms in great detail. While the findings are of great relevance for the understanding of aggression per se, they provide limited insights into the mechanisms of abnormal aggression i.e. those mechanisms that underlie aggression-related psychopathologies. While basic phenomena and mechanism of aggression are presented, this book is the first that comprehensively describes ultimate and proximate mechanisms that transform normal (laboratory animals) or tolerable (humans) manifestations of aggressiveness into abnormal patterns in laboratory animals and aggression-related psychopathologies in humans. This book is written for behavioral neurobiologists and neuroscientists, interested in emotional control in general and aggression research in particular. The book will also offer important information to neurologists and psychiatrists dealing with aggressive behavior in the clinic and ultimately, may provide means to understand and on the long run to discover novel approaches to the treatment of abnormal human aggression.

About the authors

Jozsef Haller was research fellow at the Biological Research Center in Kolozsvar, Romania from 1984 to 1990 and served as Assistant Professor at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in Hungary from 1990 to 1992. From 1992 to 1999 he was senior research fellow at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary and visiting scientist at the Leiden University in the Netherlands from 1996 to 1999. Currently, Jozsef Haller is Group Leader and Head of the Department of Behavioral Neurosciences at the Institute of Experimental Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. He has contributed several chapters about the neurobiology of aggression to various book projects and has amongst others published numerous reviews and research papers on the same theme.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book reviews the neurobiological underpinnings of aggression and violence. … The target audience includes neurobiologists, neuroscientists interested in social behavior in general and aggressive behavior in particular. … This is an excellent reference on this important, developing area of research. Any researcher or clinician involved in the study of aggression or the treatment of violent individuals would benefit from reading this informative book.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2014)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Normal and Abnormal Aggressions: Definitions and Operational Approaches

    Haller, József

    Pages 1-31

  • Hormonal Determinants

    Haller, József

    Pages 33-68

  • Neural Circuits Subserving Aggression: General Models

    Haller, József

    Pages 69-78

  • Focal Points of Aggression Control

    Haller, József

    Pages 79-144

  • The Role of Emerging Techniques in Understanding Aggression

    Haller, József

    Pages 145-150

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1268-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1267-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7091-4839-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurobiological Bases of Abnormal Aggression and Violent Behaviour
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1268-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1268-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1267-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-4839-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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