Aggression and War: Their Biological and Social Bases

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Jo Groebel, Robert A. Hinde
Cambridge University Press, Mar 23, 1989 - Political Science - 237 pages
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Derived from a meeting of natural and social scientists, this interdisciplinary book aims to summarize the main issues regarding the problem of human aggression, as well as human beliefs about the subject. This study brings together internationally known authorities and presents their recent contributions which range in complexity from the physiological to individual aggression, group conflict and international war. The study concludes with a multi-level approach to the problems of aggression and war. In nontechnical language suitable for general science readers, the book provides a valuable framework for the development of ideas and new attitudes in a field rife with misconceptions.
 

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Contents

The problem of aggression
3
Beliefs about human aggression
10
Biological Mechanisms in the Individual
21
Editorial
23
Animals fight but do not make war
25
Is aggression instinctive?
35
The genetic bases of aggression
48
The physiology of aggression
58
Editorial
135
Group processes as stimulants of aggression
141
The myth of racism
156
Media and the social environment
164
Cultural factors biology and human aggression
173
The Macro Level Societies and Nation
187
Editorial
189
Causes of war
194

Individual Aggression and Prosocial Alternatives
73
Editorial
75
The bases and development of individual aggression
78
Situational influences on aggression
91
Empathy training and prosocial behavior
101
Aggression reduction some vital steps
112
Communication and Group Processes
133
The political origins of international war a multifactorial review
202
Conclusion
221
A multilevel approach to the problems of aggression and war
223
Name Index
230
Subject Index
235
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