The Routledge international handbook of human aggression : current issues and perspectives / edited by Jane L. Ireland, Philip Birch, and Carol A. Ireland.

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Drawing upon international expertise, and including some of the most well-known academics and practitioners in the field, The Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression is the first reference work to fully capture how our understanding of aggression has been refined and reconceptualised in recent years. Divided into five sections, the handbook covers some of the most interesting and timely topics within human aggression research, with analysis of both indirect and direct forms of aggression, and including chapters on sexual aggression, workplace bullying, animal abuse, gang violence and female aggression. It recognises that, in many cases, aggression is an adaptive choice rather than a moral choice. Providing practitioners and academics with an up-to-date resource that covers broad areas of interest and application, the book will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners associated with a range of social science disciplines, including psychology, criminology, social work and sociology, particularly those with an interest in developmental, organisational, forensic and criminal justice allied disciplines.


Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.

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xxviii, 432 pages ; 26 cm.


Preface: human aggression : how far have we come? / Jane L. Ireland, Philip Birch, Carol A Ireland -- Understanding general aggression -- The development of aggression in childhood and adolescence : a focus on relationships / Debra Pepler -- Sex differences in aggression / Kaj Bjorkqvist, Karin Osterman -- Hegemonic masculinity and aggression / Ruschelle M. Leone, Dominic J. Parrott -- The biology of human aggression / Tracy A. Bedrosian, Randy J. Nelson -- Aggression motivation and inhibition : theoretical underpinnings and a new model / Ioan Ohlsson -- Homicide adaptations / Joshua Duntley, David M. Buss -- Human aggression from a cross-cultural perspective / Douglas P. Fry -- Treatment intervention for aggression : promoting individual change / Jane L. Ireland, Syeda Batool -- Bullying across contexts -- Integrating multi-disciplinary social science theories and perspectives to understand school bullying and victimisation / Jun Sung Hong, Dorothy L. Espelage, Simon C. Hunter, Paula Allen-Meares -- Aggression in the workplace / Al-Karim Samnani -- Cyberbullying / Robin Kowalski -- Alterophobic bullying and violence / Stephen James Minton -- Relationships and family aggression -- Chapter13. violence to partners : gender symmetry revisited / John Archer -- Stalking and harassment / David V. James, Rachel D. MacKenzie -- Animal maltreatment in households experiencing family violence / Shelby Elaine McDonald -- Treating stalking behaviour : a framework for understanding process components / Philip Birch, Jane L. Ireland, Niki Ninaus -- Using the research evidence to inform the assessment and treatment of intimate partner aggression / Louise Dixon, Devon L.L. Polaschek -- Attitudes towards "honor" violence and killings in collectivist cultures : gender differences in Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian (menasa) and Turkish populations / Roxanne Khan -- Towards evidence-based treatment of partner violence in LGBT relationships / Erica Bowen -- Raising awareness, improving victim safety : exploring the efficacy of proactive domestic and family violence prevention measures / Philip Birch, Irena Veljanova -- Sexual aggression -- The development of sexual aggression : a tripartite model and a life span perspective / Howard E. Barbaree, Lynn O. Lightfoot, Robert A. Prentky -- Examining harmful sexual behaviour in male children : considering the implications for practice / Carol A. Ireland -- Females who sexually offend : theory, research, and treatment / Emily Blake, Theresa A. Gannon -- Assessment of sexual violence / Jan Looman, Jeffrey Abracen -- Thinking outside of the box : advancements in theory, practice & evaluation in sexual offending interventions / Kerensa Hocken, Neil Gredecki -- Contemporary and emerging issues -- The impact of violent media on aggression / Barbara Krah -- Homophobic and non homophobic aggression : examining its portrayal in print media / Philip Birch, Rebecca Ozanne, Jane L. Ireland -- Narrowing the scope of psychopathy in explanations of offending : towards an understanding of persistent violence / Evan C. McCuish, Raymond R. Corrado, Jennifer Yang -- Victims of violent crime : the emerging field of victimology / B. Roebuck, L.A. Stewart -- Psychosocial determinants of violence and trauma-informed implications for treatment / Deborah Horowitz, Margaret Guyer, Kathy Sanders -- Jihadi-salafi terrorism and violent extremism in the era of al-qaeda and the islamic state / Greg Barton -- Drive-bys in Chiraq or ethnic genocide in Iraq : can violent street gangs inform our comprehension of the islamic state? / Matthew Valasik, Matthew D. Phillips -- Gang violence and social media / Keir Irwin-Rogers, James Densley, Craig Pinkney -- Group process and gang delinquency intervention : gang activity regulation and the group nature of gang violence / Matthew Valasik, Shannon E. Reid, Jenny S. West, Jason Gravel.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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