Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology
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Miller, N. and Yang, L. 2011. Aggression. The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
Aggression and violence between individuals and groups remains a persistent problem and phenomenon. Verbal attack, slanderous gossip, family abuse, street assault, robbery, rape, and murder are among the aggressive acts that, rather than disappearing with developing civilization, persist as a lingering shadow. Such pervasiveness calls for an understanding of the nature and causes of aggression, as well as means of controlling and reducing it.
- cognitive neo-associationistic model;
- displaced and trigger-displaced aggression;
- excitation transfer;
- general aggression model;
- social learning;
- vicarious retribution