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Aggression and Its Causes: A Biopsychosocial Approach

John W. Renfrew


This book explores the causes and control of aggression from a broad scientific perspective. It discusses the methodological concerns involved and reviews representative studies of the contributions of biological, environmental, experimental, and social factors in producing aggression. It examines how many of these factors function as it discusses several areas of current concern: juvenile delinquency, physical and sexual child abuse, spousal abuse, rape, and aggression associated with psychiatric conditions.

Keywords: aggression, biological factors, environmental factors, experimental factors, social factors, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, spousal abuse, rape, psychiatric conditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195082302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W. Renfrew, author
Northern Michigan State University, Marquette, Michigan