Psychosocial Risk Factors for Violent Behavior

Research has shown that numerous stress and compensatory protective factors have an impact on the psychic health and the personality development of individuals and therefore also influence the formation of certain behavioral patterns, such as repetitive violence. The challenges facing children and adolescents have changed over the years, going hand in hand with alterations in lifestyles as the result of and increase in urbanization, changing family forms, and political situations.

There are various theories about the essential interdependent factors at work in the genesis of psychopathology, and manifold models have been presented, meant to offer a better understanding of several developmental pathways. However, in addition to continuous changes concerning the factors of importance and the increase in existing theories and models about their interrelatedness, knowledge about ...

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