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The Behavioural Biology of Aggression

Author : John Archer
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Part of a new multidisciplinary series examining the functions and evolution of behaviour, this book aims to elucidate the general principles underlying animal aggression. The work divides forms of aggression according to function, examining different species, sexes and life cycle stages.

Biology of Aggression

Author : Randy J. Nelson
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Unchecked aggression and violence take a significant toll on society. With recent advances in pharmacology and genetic manipulation techniques, new interest has developed in the biological mechanisms of aggression. The primary goal of this title is to summarise and synthesis recent advances in the subject.

The Biology of Aggression

Author : Paul Brain
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An Advanced Study Institute on the Biology of Aggression was held in glorious weather between the twenty-first and thirtieth of July 1980, at the Chateau de Bonas, Gers, France. The Institute was arranged by a scientific organizing committee consisting of Drs. Paul Brain and David Benton of the University College of Swansea, Wales, U.K. This book reflects the papers presented at the A.S.I., and the arrangement of the book parallels the pro gramme. The particular objective was to concentrate on recent research on aggression from the viewpoint of the diverse biological disciplines that have examined the topic. A major theme that emerged was the failure of direct reductionist approaches that look for simple relationships between biological variables and 'aggression'. As may have been predicted, there was also con siderable debate about the definition of the term aggression and its associated positive and negative implications. The organizers would like to express their appreciation to Professor and Madame Simon for their foresight in founding the Association Scientifique Cu1tu~e11e et Educative de Bonas and their enthusiasm in designing and converting the Chateau de Bonas to produce a unique conference centre, a venue that greatly facilitated this A.S.I.'s objectives. Greatfu1 thanks are also due to the Faculty who selflessly gave of their time; to Dr.

Biology of Aggression

Author : Paul F Brain
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The Neuropsychology of Aggression

Author : R. Whalen
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This volume is based on papers presented at a Workshop on the Neuropsychology of Aggression held at Newport Beach, California in March 1974. The Workshop was sponsored by the Neuropsy chology Research Review Committee of the National Institute of Mental Health (Grant #MH-23355-0l) and by the Department of Psychobiology of the University of California, Irvine. The goal of the Workshop was to review contemporary approaches to the study of aggression. Thus, the chapters of this book cover not only conceptual issues, but also experimental tech niques of genetic analysis, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and neuroendocrinology. It is hoped that these chapters will be of value to investigators of the many important problems of the nature of the biology of aggression. Especial thanks go to Mrs. Chris Johnson who played a major role both in organizing the Workshop and in preparing the manuscripts for publication. In the latter task Miss Sue McKenney also participated and deserves thanks. Richard E. Whalen v Contents Aggression and the Evolution of Man ..•.•.•..•..••• 1 Ashley Montagu Conceptual and Methodological Problems Associated with the Study of Aggressive Behavior in Primates under Seminatural 33 Conditions ....................... , ............... . G. Gray Eaton Experimental Analysis of Aggression and 53 its Neural Basis •..•...•...••....•.....•.....••.•. John P. Flynn Neurophysiological Approaches to the 65 Study of Aggression .••••...•.•.•.............•.... Adrian A. Perachio and Margery Alexander 87 Behavioral Genetic Analyses of Aggression ........ .

Serotonin and the Biology of Aggression

Author : Theresa Tracey
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Mindless Violence

Author : Paul F. Brain
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The Biology of Peace and War

Author : Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
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Ethologist Eibl-Eibesfeldt's controversial brief argues the case for man's innate aggressiveness and stresses that man's acknowledgement of his violent tendencies could lead to a new evolution, one directed by reason

The Biology of Violence

Author : Debra Niehoff
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A study traces violent behavior to changes in the chemistry of the brain that occur over a lifetime in response to particular environments

Aggression and Violence

Author : David M. Stoff
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Conceived at a time when biological research on aggression and violence was drawn into controversy because of sociopolitical questions about its study, this volume provides an up-to-date account of recent biological studies performed -- mostly on humans. A group of scientists recognized the importance of freedom of inquiry and deemed it vital to address the most promising biological research in the field. The focus on biological mechanisms is not meant to imply that biological variables are paramount as a determinant of violence. Rather, biological variables operate in conjunction with other variables contributing to aggression or violence, and a complete understanding of this phenomenon requires consideration of all influences bearing on it. This book will familiarize readers with the rapidly growing and increasingly significant body of knowledge on the biological bases of human antisocial, aggressive, and violent behaviors. The editors concentrated on biological influences that support the basic physiological and biochemical processes of the brain and did not cover those biological influences that impact on the health of the individual such as head injury, pregnancy and birth complications, diet, and exposure to lead and other toxins. They focused on biological influences to illuminate their role in the complex behavioral phenomenon of violence. Three different approaches to the biological study of human antisocial, aggressive, and violent behaviors are represented -- genetic, neurobiological, and biosocial. Representing each of these three approaches, individual chapters from investigators in psychobiology, biological psychiatry, and basic-clinical neurosciences address the most recent experimental findings, methods, theory, and common misconceptions in the biological study of aggression and violence. The areas of primary focus are behavior and molecular genetics, neurochemistry and hormones, neuroimaging, psychophysiology and developmental psychobiology. Generally speaking, investigators following these different approaches have experience in different scientific backgrounds, select different methods, generate different analyses, employ different conceptual definitions for some of the same terms, and assume a different philosophical stance in attempting to explain violence. Nevertheless, all are united in their efforts to understand the biological underpinnings of violence. This book then assumes a comprehensive approach wherein different levels of analysis and different approaches inform each other. It is clear from the studies reported that aggression and violence are multidetermined phenomena and understanding them requires an interdisciplinary approach spanning economic, sociopolitical, psychological, sociological, and criminological as well as biomedical considerations. Nature (biology) and nurture (experience, context) are fundamentally inseparable in explaining aggression and violence; biology may affect experience or context, but experience or context also influences biology. Both need to be studied in a search for explanations of this phenomena.