Aggression and violence in adolescence /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Marcus, Robert F., 1943-
Physical Description:ix, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-180) and index.
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
ISBN:9780521868815 (hardback)
0521868815 (hardback)
9780521688918 (pbk.)
0521688914 (pbk.)
Table of Contents:
  • Prevalence of aggression and violence in adolescence
  • Definitions of aggression and violence
  • Distinguishing aggression and violence from other antisocial behavior
  • Reliability and validity of surveyed
  • Aggression and violence
  • Grade trends in aggression and violent behavior
  • Gender and race differences in surveyed
  • Aggressive and violent behavior
  • Cross national comparisons of surveyed aggression and violence
  • Official crime statistics
  • Gender and race differences in homicide
  • Arrest data for violent crime by adolescents
  • Developmental pathways to violence
  • Adolescence as a period of transitions
  • Adolescence and multiple personality transitions
  • Early development of violent behavior
  • The centrality of aggression in the development of violence
  • Childhood aggression and a resulting cascade of effects
  • Early vs. late onset violence
  • Multiple developmental pathways from childhood through adolescence
  • Longitudinal risk factors for later violence or serious offending
  • Personality risk factors for aggression and violence
  • Motivators, moderators, and mediators of aggression and violence
  • Personality motivators and mediators for aggression and violence : sensation seeking
  • Personality motivators and mediators : negative affect
  • Personality motivators and mediators : anger
  • Personality motivators and mediators : depressed mood/clinical depression
  • Personality motivators and mediators : empathy
  • Situational risk factors for aggression and violence
  • Situational influences and the "general aggression model"
  • Provocation
  • Frustration
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Alcohol and drug use and abuse
  • Incentives
  • Aggressive cues
  • Violent episodes in middle and high schools
  • Aggression and violence in romantic relationships
  • Normative changes in adolescent social relationships
  • Normative changes in adolescent dating relationships
  • Prevalence and forms of dating violence in adolescence
  • Relationship differences and individual differences in dating aggression
  • Relationship differences
  • Individual differences
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of aggression and violence
  • Scientific standards for prevention programs
  • Meta-analysis of prevention programs targeting aggression and violence
  • Primary prevention programs
  • Tertiary prevention programs
  • Prevention programs addressing key risk and protective factors
  • Risk factors not addressed by programs.