Human Aggression: Theories, Research, and Implications for Social Policy

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Russell G. Geen, Edward D. Donnerstein
Elsevier, Aug 20, 1998 - Psychology - 309 pages
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For centuries, scholars have debated the causes of aggression and the means to reduce its occurrence. Human Aggression brings together internationally recognized experts discussing the most current psychological research on the causes and prevention of aggression. Scholars, policy makers, practitioners, and those generally concerned with the growing issue of aggression find this a much needed reference work. Topics include how aggression is related to the usage of drugs, how temperature affects aggression, the effect of the mass media on aggression, violence by men against women, and the treatment of anger/aggression in clinical settings. The book also provides a comprehensive review of theory and methodology in the study of aggression.

Key Features
* Presents the latest research findings from internationally recognized researchers
* Familiarizes the reader with implications of aggression research
* Examines the causes and prevention of aggression
* Offers perspectives for both the researcher and policy maker
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Processes and Personal Variables in Affective Aggression
1
Integrating Experimental and Nonexperimental Findings
23
The Role of Stress Pain and Negative Affect
49
Chapter 4 The Role of Social Information Processing and Cognitive Schema in the Acquisition and Maintenance of Habitual Aggressive Behavior
73
High SelfEsteem Low SelfControl and Ego Threat
111
Chapter 6 Psychoactive Drugs and Human Aggression
139
Learning of Aggression Emotional Desensitization and Fear
167
an Integrated Perspective
203
Risk Moderators Imagined Aggression and Pornography Consumption
229
Paradox Controversy and A Fairly Clear Picture
247
Index
299
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About the author (1998)

Ed Donnerstein and Russell Geen are the past editor and associate editor of Academic Press’ journal Research in Personality. Ed Donnerstein is Professor of Communication and Psychology, Director of the Center for Communication and Social Policy, and Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A member of the American Psychological Association Commission on Violence and Youth, and the APA Task Force on television and Society, he has served on the Advisory Board of Mediascope, a Carnegie Foundation Violence Prevention Program, and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the American Medical Association Alliances violence prevention program. He has additionally served as a member of the United States Surgeon General’s Panel on Pornography and Child Abuse. His major research interests are in mass-media violence, in particular sexual violence, as well as mass media policy, and he has published over 140 scientific articles in these general areas.

Ed Donnerstein and Russell Geen are the past editor and associate editor of Academic Press’ journal Research in Personality. Ed Donnerstein is Professor of Communication and Psychology, Director of the Center for Communication and Social Policy, and Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A member of the American Psychological Association Commission on Violence and Youth, and the APA Task Force on television and Society, he has served on the Advisory Board of Mediascope, a Carnegie Foundation Violence Prevention Program, and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the American Medical Association Alliances violence prevention program. He has additionally served as a member of the United States Surgeon General’s Panel on Pornography and Child Abuse. His major research interests are in mass-media violence, in particular sexual violence, as well as mass media policy, and he has published over 140 scientific articles in these general areas.

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