Advances in the Study of Aggression

Advances in the Study of Aggression

Volume 1

1st Edition - October 28, 1984

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  • Editors: Robert J. Blanchard, D. Caroline Blanchard
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215761

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Advances in the Study of Aggression, Volume 1 aims to span some of the variety of aggression research, pinpointing areas in which phenomena or concepts that have arisen or been tested extensively with animal models are now being applied to human aggression. Chapter 1 presents an article on the relevance of animal aggression research to human aggression and discusses a brief sociobiological view of aggression and its immediate determinants over a number of mammalian species. A description of some features of human aggression and endeavor and its link to the animal model is also considered in this chapter. Chapter 2 is an article on the biological explanations of human aggression and the resulting therapies offered by such approaches, and Chapter 3 is an article on the development of stable aggressive reaction patterns in males. The next chapter is about the control of aggressive behavior by changes in attitudes, values, and the conditions of learning. Chapter 5 describes the coercive interactions of siblings and parents as well as those for siblings and identified problem children. Differences in sibling reactions between normal and distressed families together with the relationship of these differences to increased rates of coercive behaviors in distressed families are encompassed in this chapter. The text concludes by discussing advances in aggression research. Psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Affect and Aggression: An Animal Model Applied to Human Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Aggression: An Analytic Approach

    III. Emotional Concomitants of Offense and Defense: Fear and Anger

    IV. The Question of Generality: Attack and Defense in Other Species

    V. Aggression and Defense: A Sociobiological Analysis

    VI. The Attack-Defense Distinction: Physiological Considerations

    VII. Human Aggression

    VIII. Aggression in Animals and Humans: A Summary


    Biological Explanations of Human Aggression and the Resulting Therapies Offered by Such Approaches: A Critical Evaluation

    I. The Problems

    II. Situations in Which Biological Therapies Have Been Thought to Be of Utility in the "Treatment" of Human Aggression

    III. Genetic Correlates of Human Aggression

    IV. Neurophysiological Approaches to the Control of Aggression in Humans

    V. Pharmacological Approaches to the Control of Aggression in Humans

    VI. Endocrine Approaches to the Control of Aggression in Humans

    VII. Ethical Problems Associated with Biological Approaches to the Control of Human Aggression

    VIII. Concluding Remarks


    Development of Stable Aggressive Reaction Patterns in Males

    I. Introduction

    II. Stability of Aggressive Reaction Patterns

    III. Development of Aggressive Reaction Patterns in Boys

    IV. Concluding Comments


    The Control of Aggressive Behavior by Changes in Attitudes, Values, and the Conditions of Learning

    I. Introduction

    II. Television Violence and Aggression

    III. Gender Role Expectations and Aggression

    IV. Child-Rearing Practices and Aggression


    Siblings: Fellow Travelers in Coercive Family Processes

    I. Introduction

    II. Violence in the Home

    III. Coercive Processes

    IV. Some Hypotheses about Siblings

    V. Procedures

    VI. Analyses

    VII. Interaction of the Problem Child with His or Her Siblings

    VIII. Discussion


    Advances in Aggression Research: The Future

    I. The Effects of Genetic Systems on Agonistic Behavior

    II. Research on Physiological Systems

    III. The Organismic Level

    IV. The Social Level

    V. The Organization of Agonistic Behavior

    VI. Future Research on Aggression



Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: October 28, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215761

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Robert J. Blanchard

D. Caroline Blanchard

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