Aggression Annotated Bibliography

AggressionAnnotated Bibliography

Belowis an annotated bibliography looking at different psychologicalarticles related to acts of aggression.

Thompson,M. P., Swartout, K. M., &amp Koss, M. P. (2013). Trajectories andpredictors of sexually aggressive behaviors during emergingadulthood. Psychologyof Violence, 3(3),247–259.

Thompson,Swartout, and Koss reviews the topic predicting and preventing sexualaggression by college men. They identify trajectories of collegemen’s sexual aggressive behaviors over time. In carrying out theresearch, they aid timely recognition of sexually antagonistic menand labor to prevent sexually aggressive behavior in their collegeyears. The study so a collection of data from 795 male collegestudents over a period of four years investigating a variety ofunwanted sexual acts and factors associated to heightening the risk.The study establishes hostile masculinity and peer norms aspredictors, whereby high levels of hostile masculinity and peer normsat the start of college and not at the end of college are associatedwith decreasing aggression. Subjects with high levels of hostilemasculinity and peer norms at from the start to end of collegepredicted high sexual aggression path. The study results can helppredict what individuals are most likely to initiate, desist, orcontinue sexual aggression.

Leary,K. &amp Woodin, E. (2009). Psychologicaland physical aggression in couples: causes and interventions.Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Learyand Woodin (2009) review psychologicaland physical aggression in couples, they carry the research toestablishing the various causes of psychological and physicalaggression and possible interventions of these unwanted behaviors.Thus, the study investigates the interplay of psychological andphysical aggression between partners. It looks at studies in theareas of aggression and suggests applications in clinical settings.In addition, it examines the different levels of severity and typesof aggression illustrating the risks factors and possibleinterventions. Contributors in the study discuss socio-cultural,familial causes, genetic factors, and psychological factorsassociated with partner aggression, possible preventive measures,individual and group interventions, and couples therapy. Thus, thestudy opens up new ways of examining couples aggression inspiringservice providers and researchers.

Arsenio,W. &amp Lemerise, E. (2010). Emotions,aggression, and morality in children: bridging development andpsychopathology.Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.

Thetitle of the research by Arsenio and Lemerise is Emotions,aggression, and morality in children: bridging development andpsychopathology. The research focuses on finding answers to somechildren emerging affective tendencies and abilities make them moreaggressive over time, on the other hand the same processes tend tomake other children less aggressive and more morally mature? And whatkind of intervention exists for use in the altering of this thesepathways? With the main subject of study being kinds, the study takesa unique yet integrative measure as follows, first, is anincorporation of psychopathology approaches and the existingdevelopmental perspective, posing an argument that aggression andmorality are two sides of the development. Secondly, the studyintegrates findings on cognitive processes with research on emotionalprocesses. The research shows early affective experience andrelationships offering an establishment for kids’ following socialcognitive understanding of victimizations, harm, and moralintentionality. The study appeals to researchers, clinicians,scholars, and individual interested in understating how emotionsaffect the development of children’s morality and aggression.

AmericanPsychological Association, (June 2010). Review of General PsychologySpecial Issue on Video Games, ViolentVideo Games May Increase Aggression in Some But Not Others.Vol. 14. No. 2. Print.

Thearticle form general psychology review researching the effects ofvideo games in relation to castigating violence and aggressionamongst teenagers. The study is titled ‘Violent video games mayincrease aggression in some but not others’. The main researchfocuses on adolescents, observing that playing of violent games canmake some adolescents more hostile, especially those that are lessagreeable, the less conscientious, and those that are easily angered.On the other hand, to some adolescents these video games provide asocial platform where they improve social skills and social networks.The study examines several effects including the negative effectsgenerated by violent video games among which are increased violenceand aggressions. According to the study, violent video games canincrease aggression in some people depending on their personality.The study determined that such personality traits as psychoticism andaggressiveness intensify the negative effect of violent video games.The study concludes teenagers who are highly neurotic, lessagreeable, and less conscientious will tend to be affected negativelyby violent video games.

Hamby.S. (2010). A journal for violence research. Psychologyof Violence, 3(3),247–259

Hambycreates a platform through her journal where researchers can sourceinformation on such areas as sibling aggression, as this is an issuethat has been dismissed to be normal part of growing up, acquaintanceviolence that includes hostility directed to roommates, neighbors,and co-workers. As such the journal is a multidisciplinary researchjournal devoted extreme aggression and violence. The researchidentifies the causes of aggression and violence from a psychologicalframework, and establishes means to prevent and reduce violence andaggression, by developing practical interventions and treatments. Assuch, the study recognizes that all forms of violence and aggressionare interconnected calling for incorporation in research frompsychology, public health, sociology, medicine, and fields related tostudy of behavior or social science. The study has a special focus onsexual violence, youth violence, partner violence, workplace relatedviolence and aggression, and proposes possible intervention effortsfor the different aggressive and violent conducts.


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