Understanding violent behavior / Christine Wilcox.
Contributor(s): Gale (Firm).Series: Understanding psychology; Gale eBooks.Description: 1 online resource (80 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781682822845.Subject(s): Aggressiveness | Violence -- Psychological aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding violent behavior.DDC classification: 155.2/32 Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Includes bibliographical references and index.
chapter one. The brain, evolution, and the rage response -- chapter two. Violence and the outsiders -- chapter three. War -- chapter four. Psychological effects of violence -- chapter five. Abnormal psychology and violence.
In this book, readers learn that violence is one of the defining features of humanity. While some violent instincts are rooted in the fight-or-flight response, psychologists believe that humans are especially violent because of their fierce loyalty to their social groups.
Description based on print version record.