A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Biological Substrate of Personality Traits Associated with Aggression

Biological substrate of personality traits associated with aggression


Despite a major decrease during the last decade in aggressive and violent offences, countering a surge during the early 1990s (see Figure 16.1), interpersonal aggression and violence remain a huge problem for society at large as well as a major political and scientific challenge. At the start of the twenty-first century, 1.3 to 1.4 million violent crimes were reported to the police, approximately one violent act per 200 citizens. Arrest rates followed the trend in crime rate (see Figure 16.1). Approximately 600,000 arrests per year are being made for violent offences alone, solving 40–50% of these crimes.

Aggressive and violent behaviour is also a common phenomenon in individuals meeting criteria for ...

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