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Aggression and violence in adolescence

Author: Robert F Marcus
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Using confidential self-report surveys and official crime statistics, this book describes variations in aggression and violence during adolescence over time and by grade, gender, and race. Early clues present in childhood to later serious violence in adolescence are identified in longitudinal research studies. Current personality and situational influences that either increase or decrease risk for aggression or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Études longitudinales
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)82673651
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Marcus
ISBN: 9780521868815 0521868815 9780521688918 0521688914 0511611293 9780511611292
OCLC Number: 82673651
Description: ix, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prevalence of aggression and violence in adolescence --
Definitions of aggression and violence --
Distinguishing aggression and violence from other antisocial behavior --
Reliability and validity of surveyed --
Aggression and violence --
Grade trends in aggression and violent behavior --
Gender and race differences in surveyed --
Aggressive and violent behavior --
Cross national comparisons of surveyed aggression and violence --
Official crime statistics --
Gender and race differences in homicide --
Arrest data for violent crime by adolescents --
Developmental pathways to violence --
Adolescence as a period of transitions --
Adolescence and multiple personality transitions --
Early development of violent behavior --
The centrality of aggression in the development of violence --
Childhood aggression and a resulting cascade of effects --
Early vs. late onset violence --
Multiple developmental pathways from childhood through adolescence --
Longitudinal risk factors for later violence or serious offending --
Personality risk factors for aggression and violence --
Motivators, moderators, and mediators of aggression and violence --
Personality motivators and mediators for aggression and violence : sensation seeking --
Personality motivators and mediators : negative affect --
Personality motivators and mediators : anger --
Personality motivators and mediators : depressed mood/clinical depression --
Personality motivators and mediators : empathy --
Situational risk factors for aggression and violence --
Situational influences and the "general aggression model" --
Provocation --
Frustration --
Pain and discomfort --
Alcohol and drug use and abuse --
Incentives --
Aggressive cues --
Violent episodes in middle and high schools --
Aggression and violence in romantic relationships --
Normative changes in adolescent social relationships --
Normative changes in adolescent dating relationships --
Prevalence and forms of dating violence in adolescence --
Relationship differences and individual differences in dating aggression --
Relationship differences --
Individual differences --
Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of aggression and violence --
Scientific standards for prevention programs --
Meta-analysis of prevention programs targeting aggression and violence --
Primary prevention programs --
Tertiary prevention programs --
Prevention programs addressing key risk and protective factors --
Risk factors not addressed by programs.
Responsibility: Robert F. Marcus.


A rigorous examination of the variables in aggressive adolescent behavior both longitudinally and sectionally.  Read more...
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