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Aggression: aggression in psychology refers to behavior intended to harm or injure another person physically or verbally. It can manifest as hostile actions, threats, or expressions of anger. See also Behavior, Social behavior, Social cognition, Social skills.
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Developmental Psychology on Aggression - Dictionary of Arguments

Slater I 179
Aggression/Developmental psychology: Bandura’s work (Bandura et al 1961)(1) (..) had an impact on the study or the development of aggression by introducing the concept that aggressive behavior can be the result of forces outside the realm of behaviorism.
>Bobo doll study/Bandura
, >Aggression/psychological theories.
For example, not only could aggression result from imitative learning from an aggressive model in a laboratory setting, but aggression could be learned through witnessing interparental violence (Jouriles, Norwood, McDonald, Vincent, & Mahoney, 1996)(2), experiencing corporal punishment (Gershoff, 2002)(3), living in a dangerous neighborhood (Colder, Mott, Levy, & Flay, 2000)(4), and a host of other experiences that have now come to represent a range of factors that put a child at risk for developing aggressive behavior problems.
>Aggression/Molecular Genetics.
Slater I 180
(…) developmental models of aggression following Bandura’s work have focused on a range of factors that contribute to trajectories of aggression over time (e.g., Loeber & Stouthamer-Loeber, 1998(5); Moffitt, 1993(6); Patterson, 1982(7)). Moffitt (1993)(6) proposed a life course-persistent versus adolescence-limited developmental taxonomy of aggression. The hallmark of life-course-persistent offenders is the continuity of antisocial behavior across the life-course, with the form this behavior takes changing with development (e.g., biting and hitting at age four, robbery and rape at age 22; Moffitt, 1993)(6).

1. Bandura, A., Ross, D., & Ross, S. A. (1961). Transmission of aggression through imitation of aggressive models. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 63, 575—582.
2. Jouriles, E. N., Norwood, W. D., McDonald, R., Vincent, J. P., & Mahoney, A. (1996). Physical violence and other forms of marital aggression: Links with children’s behavior problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 10, 223-234.
3. Colder, C. R., Mott, J., Levy, S., & Flay, B. (2000). The relation of perceived neighborhood danger to childhood aggression A test of mediating mechanisms. American Journal of Community Psychology,
28, 83—103.
4. Loeber, R., & Stouthamer-Loeber, M. (1998). Development of juvenile aggression and violence: Some common misconceptions and controversies. American Psychologist, 53, 242—25 9.
5. Moffitt, T. E. (1993). Adolescence-limited and life-course-persistent antisocial behavior: A developmental taxonomy. Psychological Review, 100, 674—701.
6. Patterson, G. R. (1982). Coercive family process. Eugene, OR: Castalia.

Jenifer E. Lansford, “Aggression. Beyond Bandura’s Bobo Doll Studies“, in: Alan M. Slater and Paul C. Quinn (eds.) 2012. Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies. London: Sage Publications

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Developmental Psychology
Slater I
Alan M. Slater
Paul C. Quinn
Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2012

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