Advances in the Study of Aggression

Advances in the Study of Aggression

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Editors: Robert J. Blanchard, D. Caroline Blanchard
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224718

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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


    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


    The Regulation of Aggressive Behavior

    I. Theoretical Perspectives

    II. Laboratory Studies on Aggression Control

    III. Conclusion


    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


    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


    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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224718

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Robert J. Blanchard

D. Caroline Blanchard

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