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Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression

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ISBN-10: 052160785X

ISBN-13: 9780521607858

Edition: 2007

Authors: Daniel J. Flannery, Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Irwin D. Waldman

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From a team of leading experts comes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary examination of the most current research including the complex issue of violence and violent behavior. The handbook examines a range of theoretical, policy, and research issues and provides a comprehensive overview of aggressive and violent behavior. The breadth of coverage is impressive, ranging from research on biological factors related to violence and behavior-genetics to research on terrrorism and the impact of violence in different cultures. The authors examine violence from international cross-cultural perspectives, with chapters that examine both quantitative and qualitative research. They also look at violence…    
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Book details

List price: $72.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 838
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

Dr Waldman is currently a Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He is a clinical psychologist with developmental interests who examines the genetic and environmental etiology of disruptive behavior disorders in childhood and adolescence. His current research explores the role of candidate genes in the development of externalizing behavior problems, as well as genetic and environmental influences on comorbidity and on the links between normal variation in symptoms and in personality in the general population.

List of Contributors
General Perspectives
Understanding Violence
Origins of Violent Behavior over the Life Span
A Review of Research on the Taxonomy of Life-Course Persistent Versus Adolescence-Limited Antisocial Behavior
Biological Bases of Violence
Behavior-Genetics of Criminality and Aggression
The Genetics of Aggression in Mice
The Psychophysiology of Aggression: Autonomic, Electrocortical, and Neuro-Imaging Findings
Biosocial Bases of Violence
Neurobiology of Impulsive Aggression: Focus on Serotonin and the Orbitofrontal Cortex
The Neuropsychology of Violence
The Interaction of Nature and Nurture in Antisocial Behavior
Individual Factors and Violence
Relational Aggression and Gender: An Overview
Personality Dispositions and the Development of Violence and Conduct Problems
Personality and Violence: The Unifying Role of Structural Models of Personality
Exposure to Violence, Mental Health, and Violent Behavior
Social-Cognitive Processes in the Development of Antisocial and Violent Behavior
School Violence
Interpersonal Factors and Violent Behavior
Peers and Violence: A Two-Sided Developmental Perspective
Youth Gangs and Violent Behavior
Family Violence
Youth Violence Across Ethnic and National Groups: Comparisons of Rates and Developmental Processes
Adolescent Dating Abuse Perpetration: A Review of Findings, Methodological Limitations, and Suggestions for Future Research
Social Networks and Violent Behavior
Public Health and Violence: Moving Forward in a Global Context
Cross-National Research on Violent Victimization
Violent Juvenile Delinquency: Changes, Consequences, and Implications
Strain Theory and Violent Behavior
Contextual Factors and Violent Behavior
Self-Control Theory and Criminal Violence
Why Observing Violence Increases the Risk of Violent Behavior by the Observer
Violence and Culture in the United States
Terrorism as a Form of Violence
Therapeutic Treatment Approaches to Violent Behavior
Psychopharmacology of Violence
Social Learning and Violent Behavior
Substance Use and Violent Behavior
Poverty/Socioeconomic Status and Exposure to Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents
Social Contagion of Violence
Methods for Studying Violent Behavior
Studying Aggression with Structural Equation Modeling
Overview of a Semi-Parametric, Group-Based Approach for Analyzing Trajectories of Development
Relocating Violence: Practice and Power in an Emerging Field of Qualitative Research
Looking Toward the Future
Violent Behavior and the Science of Prevention
New Directions in Research on Violence: Bridging Science, Practice, and Policy
Subject Index