Understanding Psychology: Understanding Violent Behavior, 1st Edition

  • Christine Wilcox
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  • ISBN-10: 1682822842
  • ISBN-13: 9781682822845
  • DDC: 155.2
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Human beings are among the most murderous species on the planet. From child abuse to road rage to torture to genocide, people are capable of unspeakable acts of violence. 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.
The Human Brain: Thought, Behavior and Emotion.
Introduction: Is Violent Behavior Declining?.
1: The Brain, Evolution, and the Rage Response.
2: Violence and the Outsider.
3: War.
4: Psychological Effects of Violence.
5: Abnormal Psychology and Violence.
Source Notes.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.