Advances in the Study of Aggression - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199689, 9781483224718

Advances in the Study of Aggression

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: Robert J. Blanchard D. Caroline Blanchard
eBook ISBN: 9781483224718
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1986
Page Count: 236
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Advances in the Study of Aggression, Volume 2 is a compendium of papers that discusses application of techniques and programs to human problems of aggression control. Papers evaluate interactive variables and phenomena in aggressive behavior: namely, the behavior of victims and perpetrators; the experience of the aggressive person before and after the aggressive event; pharmacological agents such as alcohol; and limitations on access to social opportunities for these same persons. A significant commonality of these papers is their recognition of the importance cognitive factors play in the control of aggression. One paper argues that a variety of emotional, physiological, situational, social, and cognitive antecedents regulate the expression of aggressive behavior. Another paper explains that in using punishment techniques, which can effectively control aggression, the inherent problems should be balanced against the benefits to victims, to the aggressor, and to society. One paper reviews studies that have examined the impact of television violence on children, as well as the attitude program designed by Huesmann et al. (1983) to mitigate these effects. The paper points out that though programs designed to mitigate the effects of sexual violence on young adults can be worthwhile, waiting until late adolescence or early adulthood is already waiting too long. The compendium can prove valuable for police administrators, criminologists, counselors, psychologists, lawyers, social workers, and parents of young and adolescent children.

Table of Contents


Anger as a Clinical and Social Problem

I. Introduction

II. Conceptions of Anger in Theories of Aggression and Violence

III. The Role of Anger in Problems of Aggression and Violence

IV. Anger in Disturbances of Mental Health

V. Anger and Human Stress

References

The Role of Fantasy and Other Cognitive Processes in the Regulation of Children's Aggression

I. Introduction

II. A Study of the Effects of Fantasy Training on Aggression

References

The Regulation of Aggressive Behavior

I. Theoretical Perspectives

II. Laboratory Studies on Aggression Control

III. Conclusion

References

Punishment and Aggression: A Critical Reexamina

I. Introduction

II. Punishment and the Control of Behavior

III. The Present Use of Punishment in the Application of Psychological Techniques to the Control of Aggression in Children

IV. Sources and Effects of Variation in Social/Familial Punishment for Aggression

V. The Criminal Justice System: Punishment for Aggression

VI. Biological Mechanisms in Punishment: Affective and Nonaffective Consequation Modes

References

Mitigating the Influence of Violence on Television and Sexual Violence in the Med

I. Introduction

II. The Effects of Exposure to Violence in the Media

III. Designing Interventions to Counter Sexual Violence in the Media

IV. Summary and Conclusions

References

Social Control and/or/as Aggression

I. Introduction

II. Definitions

III. Unintended Consequences of Social Control

IV. Consensus versus Conflict as the Basis for Social Control

V. Knowledge and Social Policy: The Social Construction of Violent Behaviors as Social Problems

VI. Rehabilitation, Punishment, and Labeling

VII. Levels of Explanation and the Control of Violence

VIII. Some Macrolevel Considerations for the Future

IX. The Ironies of Social Control

X. Conclusion

References

Index

Details

No. of pages:
236
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1986
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483224718

About the Editor

Robert J. Blanchard

D. Caroline Blanchard