This volume is based on papers presented at a Workshop on the Neuropsychology of Aggression held at Newport Beach, California in March 1974. The Workshop was sponsored by the Neuropsy chology Research Review Committee of the National Institute of Mental Health (Grant #MH-23355-0l) and by the Department of Psychobiology of the University of California, Irvine. The goal of the Workshop was to review contemporary approaches to the study of aggression. Thus, the chapters of this book cover not only conceptual issues, but also experimental tech niques of genetic analysis, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and neuroendocrinology. It is hoped that these chapters will be of value to investigators of the many important problems of the nature of the biology of aggression. Especial thanks go to Mrs. Chris Johnson who played a major role both in organizing the Workshop and in preparing the manuscripts for publication. In the latter task Miss Sue McKenney also participated and deserves thanks. Richard E. Whalen v Contents Aggression and the Evolution of Man ..•.•.•..•..••• 1 Ashley Montagu Conceptual and Methodological Problems Associated with the Study of Aggressive Behavior in Primates under Seminatural 33 Conditions ....................... , ............... . G. Gray Eaton Experimental Analysis of Aggression and 53 its Neural Basis •..•...•...••....•.....•.....••.•. John P. Flynn Neurophysiological Approaches to the 65 Study of Aggression .••••...•.•.•.............•.... Adrian A. Perachio and Margery Alexander 87 Behavioral Genetic Analyses of Aggression ........ .
Table of ContentsAggression and the Evolution of Man.- Conceptual and Methodological Problems Associated with the Study of Aggressive Behavior in Primates under Seminatural Conditions.- Experimental Analysis of Aggression and its Neural Basis.- Neurophysiological Approaches to the Study of Aggression.- Behavioral Genetic Analyses of Aggression.- Neuroanatomical Techniques for Neurobehavioral Research.- Physiological and Pharmacological Analysis of Behavior.- Hormone-Behavior Analysis.- The Study of Human Aggression.- On Aggressive Behavior and Brain Disease Some Questions and Possible Relationships Derived from the Study of Men and Monkeys.- Participants.