Advances in the Study of Aggression - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120377015, 9781483215761

Advances in the Study of Aggression

1st Edition

Volume 1

Editors: Robert J. Blanchard D. Caroline Blanchard
eBook ISBN: 9781483215761
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1984
Page Count: 256
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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 Preface 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 References 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 References 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 References 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 References 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


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