Developmental Origins of Aggression

Edited by Richard E. Tremblay, Willard W. Hartup, and John Archer

March 15, 2005
ISBN 9781593851101
Price: $73.00 $54.75
480 Pages
Size: 6⅛" x 9¼"

“In addition to being a rich source of material to those keeping abreast of aggression research, Developmental Origins of Aggression could be used as a graduate text. The book would nicely serve as a discussion piece for a developmental psychology course or a seminar on aggression in peer relations....The book is informative for those conducting aggression research but also offers theoretical viewpoints that may benefit other scientific areas and would be a useful teaching resource.”


“With impeccable scholarship and compelling writing, this book convinced me that aggression is a natural feature of human and animal development. Each chapter speaks with authority, and together the chapters record everything known about the origins of aggression. An essential reference for anyone striving to understand where antisocial behavior comes from.”

—Terrie E. Moffitt, PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK, and Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Our understanding of aggression has gone through a virtual revolution during the past few decades. This splendid book admirably indicates what is new about the ideas and findings, why they are important, and how they should influence policy and practice. The approach taken is critical but constructive, and readers will gain an appreciation of the excitement of the field, the puzzles that remain, and the challenges ahead. Altogether, this is a remarkable book that researchers and practitioners alike will want to turn to for years to come. It provides answers where they are available and provokes questioning thought when that is what is needed.”

—Michael Rutter, MD, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

“This is a superb, cutting-edge volume that advances our understanding of why some youth and adults are aggressive and commit acts of violence against others. Developmental Origins of Aggression should be required reading for students from a wide variety of fields—including psychology, medicine, social work, criminology, and sociology—who are interested in human behavior.”

—Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

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