Anderson, C.A. (2000). 

Violence and Aggression. 

Chapter in A.E. Kazdin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of psychology, 8, 162-169. New York & Washington D.C.: Oxford University Press and the American Psychological Association.


This chapter defines human aggression and violence and presents major findings and issues concerning these human behaviors. A knowledge structure approach is used to understand the development and modification of aggressive personality. Key distinctions include the affective/instrumental, the proactive/reactive, and the thoughtful/thoughtless distinctions. Situational variables such as provocation and frustration, and individual difference variables such as hostile perception, expectation, and attribution biases are discussed. Prevention and treatment issues are also presented.

© Copyright 1997 by Craig A. Anderson

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