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Animal and Human Aggression : Oxford Science Publications - Pierre Karli

Animal and Human Aggression

Oxford Science Publications

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A distinguished French neurobiologist here presents the fruit of thirty years' research on the problem of aggression, summed up in the question `Is aggressiveness our fate or our responsibility?' He analyses the many factors that may contribute to the appearance of aggressive behaviour in animals and man, goes on to discuss the relationships between brain mechanisms and the initiation of aggressive behaviour, and evaluates the various means that are available for controlling individual and collective acts of aggression. Professor Karli's book will be of value not only to research workers in psychology and animal behaviour but also to all thoughtful scientists and to anyone who is interested in this vitally important aspect of human behaviour.

Introduction; What is aggressiveness?; Interactions between the brain and behaviour: a common history; Behaviour and its motivations; Neurobiology of the processes of motivation and decision; How can behaviour be modified?; Factors which contribute towards determining the probability of aggression; By way of conclusion: what can be done?; Glossary; Index.

ISBN: 9780198521860
ISBN-10: 0198521863
Series: Oxford Science Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 24th October 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64