Aggressive Behavior: Current Perspectives by Leonard D. Eron (auth.), L. Rowell Huesmann (eds.)

By Leonard D. Eron (auth.), L. Rowell Huesmann (eds.)

In this significant paintings twelve eminent students evaluation the most recent theoretical paintings on human competitive habit. rising theories of aggression; friends, sex-roles, and aggression; environmental research and mitigation of aggression; improvement of grownup aggression; and staff aggression in young people and adults are all mentioned intimately to supply clinicians, researchers, and scholars with a state of the art review of the field.

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Social contexts vary markedly in the degree to which they emphasize personal gains, conventional standards, or moral concerns. Just as religious training fosters a bias toward interpreting events in moral terms, juvenile gangs turn morality upside down by reframing it as a matter of social convention defined by gang standards. The impact of social context on interpretative bias was demonstrated in a recent study by Nucci and Weber (1991). In this study, they divided students into three discussion groups which met once a week for 4 weeks.

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