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Emotions and aggressive behavior

Author: Georges Steffgen; Mario Gollwitzer
Publisher: Toronto : Hogrefe & Huber, ©2007.
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The relationship between affective-emotional processes and aggressive behavior has been a central topic of scientific interest in the aggression literature for decades. Emotions are not merely epiphenomena of aggression: they can be triggers, amplifiers, moderators, or even ultimate goals of aggressive behavior. Insights into the functional relation between emotions and aggression are of theoretical relevance, and  Read more...
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Emotions and aggressive behavior.
Toronto : Hogrefe & Huber, ©2007
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Steffgen; Mario Gollwitzer
ISBN: 9780889373433 0889373434
OCLC Number: 141841887
Description: x, 229 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Historiography of research on aggression and emotion. Historiography of research on aggression and emotion and their intersection in the last quarter of the 20th century: bibliometric analyses of psychological research in German-speaking and Anglo-American research / Gabriel Schui and Günter Krampen. pt. 2. Emotion-based motives and measures of aggression. Emotion-based aggression motives / Leo Montada --
Implicit and explicit measures for analyzing the aggression of computer gamers / Matthias Bluemke and Joerg Zumbach. pt. 3. Anger and aggression. Angry emotions and aggressive behaviors / Roy F. Baumeister and Brad J. Bushman --
The functional neuroanatomy of anger and aggression / Sylvia Richter, Kirsten Jordan, and Torsten Wüstenberg --
Does anger treatment reduce aggressive behavior? / Georges Steffgen and Jan Pfetsch --
How affective is revenge? Emotional processes involved in vengeful reactions to experienced injustice / Mario Gollwitzer. pt. 4. Emotions and aggression in intergroup contexts. Intergroup aggression and emotions: a framework and first data / Ulrich Wagner and Oliver Christ --
Emotions in negative intergroup relations: an affective route to outgroup derogation / Kerstin Schütte and Thomas Kessler. pt. 5. Emotions and aggression in a developmental perspective. Tight bonds or loose associations? Crossroads of emotion, social integration, and aggression in early adolescence / Angela Ittel --
Moral emotions and aggressive behavior in childhood / Tina Malti --
Emotion, aggression, and the meaning of prevention in early childhood / Florian Juen [and others] --
Preschool prevention of emotional-social disorders and aggressive behavior / Johannes Bach.
Responsibility: edited by Georges Steffgen, Mario Gollwitzer.


Describes assessment and treatment approaches, as well as theoretical concepts and research findings concerning the interconnections between emotions and aggression. This book covers: bibliometric  Read more...
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Review to appear in 'International Society for Research on Aggression Bulletin' in June 2008 and in 'Forensic Update' in July 2008. Reviewed by Jane L. Ireland, Chartered Forensic Psychologist based Read more...

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