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Proceedings of a NATO ASI held in Rhodes, Greece, May 12-21, 1996

Conceptual & theoretical issues, temperamental & familial predictors of criminal conviction, etc.

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Contains papers from a May 1996 meeting, investigating interaction between psychosocial and biological processes in violence in both adults and children. Early chapters detail biosocial theories of violence hinging on concepts of personality, temperament, and cognitive processes, and look at factors such as family interactions, autonomic and emotional processes, and demographics. Later chapters deal with the role of birth complications, physique, neurotransmitters, and hormones, and their interaction with psychosocial variables. Of interest to academics, researchers, and students in psychology, criminology, sociology, social work, medicine, and law. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306456015
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: Nato Science Series A:, #292
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 359

Table of Contents

1 Biosocial Bases of Violence: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues 1
2 Personality and the Biosocial Model of Anti-Social and Criminal Behaviour 21
3 A Multidimensional Psychobiological Model of Violence 39
4 Individual Differences and Levels of Antisocial Behavior 55
5 Observational Learning of Violent Behavior: Social and Biosocial Processes 69
6 The Relationship between Low Resting Heart Rate and Violence 89
7 Biosocial Bases of Aggressive Behavior in Childhood: Resting Heart Rate, Skin Conductance Orienting, and Physique 107
8 Biosocial Risk Factors for Domestic Violence: Continuities with Criminality? 127
9 Emotionality and Violent Behavior in Psychopaths: A Biosocial Analysis 145
10 Biosocial Interactions and Violence: A Focus on Perinatal Factors 163
11 Unraveling the Social Context of Physique and Delinquency: A New, Long-Term Look at the Gluecks' Classic Study 175
12 Serotonin and Human Violence: Do Environmental Mediators Exist? 189
13 Social Attachment, Brain Function, Aggression, and Violence 207
14 Whole Blood Serotonin and Family Background Relate to Male Violence 231
15 Hormones - Context Interactions and Antisocial Behavior in Youth 251
16 Male Physical Aggression, Social Dominance, and Testosterone Levels at Puberty: A Developmental Perspective 271
17 Key Issues in Studying the Biosocial Bases of Violence 293
18 Prefrontal Dysfunction in Murderers Lacking Psychosocial Deficits 301
19 Temperamental and Familial Predictors of Criminal Conviction 305
20 Social, Psychological, and Neuropsychological Correlates of Conduct Disorder in Children and Adolescents 309
21 A Biosocial Exploration of the Personality Dimensions that Predispose to Criminality 313
22 Reduced Heart Rate Levels in Aggressive Children 317
23 Heart Rate and Psychosocial Correlates of Antisocial Behavior in High-Risk Adolescents 321
24 Violent Crime Paths in Incarcerated Juveniles: Psychological, Environmental, and Biological Factors 325
25 Serotonergic Functioning in Partner-Abusive Men 329
26 Neurotransmitter-Neuroendocrine Responses to Aggression: Personality Influences 333
27 Tryptophan Depletion and Behavioral Disinhibition in Men at Risk for Alcoholism and Antisocial Behavior 337
28 Aggression in Physically Abused Children: The Interactive Role of Emotion Regulation 341
29 Children's Aggression and DSM-III-R Symptoms Predicted by Parent Psychopathology, Parenting Practices, Cortisol, and SES 345
Name Index 349
Subject Index 357
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