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Aggression and War : Their Biological and Social Bases - Jo Groebel

Aggression and War

Their Biological and Social Bases

By: Jo Groebel (Editor), Robert A. Hinde (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd May 1989
ISBN: 9780521358712
Number Of Pages: 256

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Derived from a meeting of natural and social scientists, this interdisciplinary book aims to summarize the main issues regarding the problem of human aggression, as well as human beliefs about the subject. This study brings together internationally known authorities and presents their recent contributions which range in complexity from the physiological to individual aggression, group conflict and international war. The study concludes with a multi-level approach to the problems of aggression and war. In nontechnical language suitable for general science readers, the book provides a valuable framework for the development of ideas and new attitudes in a field rife with misconceptions.

"...makes a powerful case that anyone with a concern for the future of the world should take seriously. It faces up to the complexity of the problems confronting the containment of human aggression and the eradication of international war, but it argues that we have it in our power to grapple with them if only we can find the resolve to try." BioScience "This volume may not bear directly on clinical practice, but it will inform and stimulate the eclectic clinician." Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
The Seville Statement on Violencep. xiii
Aggression: the Reality and the Myth
The problem of aggressionp. 3
Beliefs about human aggressionp. 10
Biological Mechanisms in the Individual
Editorialp. 23
Animals fight, but do not make warp. 25
Is aggression instinctive?p. 35
The genetic bases of aggressionp. 48
The physiology of aggressionp. 58
Individual Aggression and Prosocial Alternatives
Editorialp. 75
The bases and development of individual aggressionp. 78
Situational influences on aggressionp. 91
Empathy training and prosocial behaviorp. 101
Aggression reduction: some vital stepsp. 112
Communication and Group Processes
Editorialp. 135
Group processes as stimulants of aggressionp. 141
The myth of racismp. 156
Media and the social environmentp. 164
Cultural factors, biology and human aggressionp. 173
The Macro Level: Societies and Nations
Editorialp. 189
Causes of warp. 194
The political origins of international war: a multifactorial reviewp. 202
Conclusion
A multi-level approach to the problems of aggression and warp. 223
Name Indexp. 230
Subject Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780521358712
ISBN-10: 052135871X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd May 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38