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The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume focuses on various contexts and applications of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Health and Psychological Adjustment Part 2: Social Behavior Part 3: Personality in the Workplace With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.
Chapter 8: Aggression
‘If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?’ Joan Baez (1968: 136)
Every history of humanity is peppered with incidents related to human aggression – war, conflict, interpersonal violence, and everyday hurts and harms. Although the contexts range widely, societal aggression and violence are ultimately driven by the intent of one person to hurt another, with some people being much more predisposed to aggression than others. For this reason, understanding within-person factors that increase an individual's likelihood of aggression is crucial to identifying the causes of aggressive behavior as well as the strategies that have the best chance of moderating ...