Series: International Series in Experimental Social Psychology

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Volume . Aggression and Coercive Actions: An Interactionist View

Published: 12th February 1994 Editors: R.B. Felson J.T. Tedeschi
Written as counter to recent publications in the field, Tedeschi and Felson use a social interactionist theory to interpret coercive actions as social influence behavior. They argue that coercion is used in predatory ways to achieve interpersonal objectives, or defensively in response to a perceived wrong or a personal attack. Other aversive stimuli may facilitate a coercive action but they do not instigate it. The interpretation of all aggression as instrumental or goal orientated has become a common viewpoint but different scholars emphasise different processes such as retributive justiced, self-presentation or social power. Tedeschi and Felson have integrated all these approaches into a comprehensive and truly social psychological theory. Bridges are built between various research areas in psychology, sociology and criminology. Ideas from social learning theory, cognitive theories, the study of social conflict and sociological theories of crime are incorporated in the test and scholars and practitioners with these perspectives will find much of interest in this book.

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