Although growing up in a violent community is associated with aggressive behavior, the degree to which this can be considered seriously pathological has been called into question by the results of some research.
See also: ANGER; VIOLENCE Bibliography
Aronson, E., T. D. Wilson, and R. M. Akert. Social Psychology. New
York: Longman, 1997. Baron R. A., and D. Byrne. Social Psychology: Understanding Human Interaction, 5th edition. Newton, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1987.
Betsch, T., and D. Dickenberger. ''Why Do Aggressive Movies Make People Aggressive? An Attempt to Explain Short-Term Effects of the Depiction of Violence on the Observer.'' Aggressive Behavior 19 (1993):137-149. Buss, A. Psychology: Man in Perspective. New York: Wiley, 1973. Dollard, John, L. W. Doof, N. E. Miller, O. H. Mowrer, and R. R. Sears. Frustration and Aggression. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980.
Ellis, Albert, and Raymond Chip Tafrate. How to Control Your Anger
Before It Controls You. Toronto: Carol Publishing, 1997. Groves, P. M., and G. V. Rebeck. Introduction to Biological Psychology,
4th edition. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown, 1992. Osterman, K., K. Bjorkqvist, K. M. J. Lagerspetz, A. Kaukianen, L. R. Huesmann, and A. Fraczek. ''Peer and Self-Estimated Aggression and Victimization in Eight-Year-Old Children from Five Ethnic Groups.'' Aggressive Behavior 20 (1994):411— 428.
Pakaslahti, L., I. Spoof, R. L. Asplund-Peltola, and L. Keltikangas-Jaarvinen. ''Parent's Social Problem Solving Strategies in Families with Aggressive and Non-Aggressive Girls.'' Aggressive Behavior 34 (1998):37-51. Snyder, J., E. Horsh, and J. Childs. ''Peer Relationships of Young Children: Affiliative Choices and the Shaping of Aggressive Behavior.'' Journal of Clinical Psychology 26, no. 2 (1997):145— 155.
Was this article helpful?