Developmental Origins of Aggression (Hardback)
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Developmental Origins of Aggression (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 20/04/2005
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While aggression is often conceived as a learned behavior that peaks during adolescence, this important volume shows that aggressive behaviors have their origins in early childhood and even infancy. Findings from major longitudinal research programs are used to illuminate the processes by which most children learn alternatives to physical aggression as they grow older, while a minority become increasingly violent. The developmental trajectories of proactive, reactive, and indirect aggression are reviewed, as are lessons learned from animal studies. Bringing together the best of current knowledge, the volume sheds new light on the interplay of biological factors, social and environmental influences, and sex differences in both adaptive and maladaptive aggression.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781593851101
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 838 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27 mm


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"With impeccable scholarship and compelling writing, this book convinced me that aggression is a natural feature of human and animal development. Each chapter speaks with authority, and together the chapters record everything known about the origins of aggression. An essential reference for anyone striving to understand where antisocial behavior comes from."--Terrie E. Moffitt, PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK, and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"Our understanding of aggression has gone through a virtual revolution during the past few decades. This splendid book admirably indicates what is new about the ideas and findings, why they are important, and how they should influence policy and practice. The approach taken is critical but constructive, and readers will gain an appreciation of the excitement of the field, the puzzles that remain, and the challenges ahead. Altogether, this is a remarkable book that researchers and practitioners alike will want to turn to for years to come. It provides answers where they are available and provokes questioning thought when that is what is needed."--Michael Rutter, MD, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

"This is a superb, cutting-edge volume that advances our understanding of why some youth and adults are aggressive and commit acts of violence against others. Developmental Origins of Aggression should be required reading for students from a wide variety of fields--including psychology, medicine, social work, criminology, and sociology--who are interested in human behavior."--Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

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