Contemporary Neuroscience

Neurobiology of Aggression

Understanding and Preventing Violence

Editors: Mattson, Mark P (Ed.)

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Excessive human aggression has become a major social problem worldwide, presumably because of its deep roots in the neuronal circuits and neurochemical pathways of the human brain. In Neurobiology of Aggression: Understanding and Preventing Violence, leading researchers and physicians review the cellular and molecular basis of aggression and show how the nerve cell circuitry and the neurochemistry that mediate aggressive behavior are modified by various environmental and genetic factors. The authors consider in detail the nerve cell circuits of the brain that control aggressive behaviors, focusing on their links to cognition and the neurotransmitter pathways that either promote or suppress violent behavior. They also examine how family environment, early life experiences, exposure to violent video games and movies, religion, and substance abuse affect violent behaviors, including participation in gangs and terrorist organizations. Various behavioral and pharmacological approaches are presented for preventing and treating individual aggression.
Drawing on insights from neurobiology, neurochemistry, genetics, behavior science, and cultural studies, Neurobiology of Aggression: Understanding and Preventing Violence offers specialists and educated laymen a comprehensive yet concise science-based view of why people carry out violent acts against innocent victims and how an understanding of brain function can be used to limit further violence.

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"...the volume successfully conveys the recent advances in aggression research and illustrates the value of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of complex behaviors...Highly recommended." -- CHOICE

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Cortical and Limbic Neural Circuits Mediating Aggressive Behavior

    Pages 1-20

    Gregg, Thomas R.

  • Emotion Regulation

    Pages 21-32

    James, R. (et al.)

  • The Serotonergic Dimension of Aggression and Violence

    Pages 33-63

    Lesch, Klaus Peter

  • The Neurochemical Genetics of Serotonin in Aggression, Impulsivity, and Suicide

    Pages 65-72

    Underwood, Mark D. (et al.)

  • Behavioral and Neuropharmacological Differentiation of Offensive and Defensive Aggression in Experimental and Seminaturalistic Models

    Pages 73-91

    Wall, Philip M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurobiology of Aggression
Book Subtitle
Understanding and Preventing Violence
Editors
  • Mark P Mattson
Series Title
Contemporary Neuroscience
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-382-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-382-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-188-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-410-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 324
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