Twenty-Six. Aggression in Children

  1. Peter K. Smith2 and
  2. Craig H. Hart3
  1. Sarah M. Coyne3,
  2. David A. Nelson3 and
  3. Marion Underwood1

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch26

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Coyne, S. M., Nelson, D. A. and Underwood, M. (2010) Aggression in Children, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 3

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 3

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • Aggression in Children;
  • aggression is one aspect of child development that cannot be ignored;
  • understanding of these issues is important before examining the actual development of aggressive behavior;
  • Reactive aggression is typically motivated by anger or hostility and is often a direct response to some perceived threat;
  • Developmental Trends in Aggression;
  • Relational aggression is somewhat unique in that there is substantial variability in how the behavior is manifest across development;
  • Gender Differences in Aggression;
  • Consequences of aggression, both physical and relational, accrue for both the perpetrator and the victim;
  • The Media and Influences on Childhood Aggression;
  • Childhood aggression is a problem that will likely not go away anytime soon

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions of Aggression

  • Developmental Trends in Aggression

  • Gender Differences in Aggression

  • Consequences of Aggression in Childhood

  • Influences on Childhood Aggression: Biological Factors

  • Influences on Childhood Aggression: Parenting and Family

  • Influences on Childhood Aggression: The Peer Context

  • Influences on Childhood Aggression: The Media

  • Intervention

  • Conclusion

  • References