Neurobiology of Aggression in Children

Robert James Blair, Karina S. Peschardt, Salima Budhani, Daniel S. Pine

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Abstract

This chapter reviews neurobiological risk factors for aggression in children. It begins by considering two general positions that have received considerable attention with respect to aggression in children: the frontal lobe and fear dysfunction positions. It then considers a fundamental difficulty with these types of general account of aggression in children-that they implicitly assume all aggression is mediated by the same neural architecture. It argues that a distinction must be made between reactive and instrumental aggression. The neurobiological risk factors for reactive and instrumental aggression are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiology of Aggression
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865444
ISBN (Print)0195168763, 9780195168761
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Neurobiology
Aggression
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Keywords

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Fear dysfunction
  • Frontal lobe
  • Instrumental aggression
  • Reactive aggression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Blair, R. J., Peschardt, K. S., Budhani, S., & Pine, D. S. (2005). Neurobiology of Aggression in Children. In Biology of Aggression Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0015

Neurobiology of Aggression in Children. / Blair, Robert James; Peschardt, Karina S.; Budhani, Salima; Pine, Daniel S.

Biology of Aggression. Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Blair, RJ, Peschardt, KS, Budhani, S & Pine, DS 2005, Neurobiology of Aggression in Children. in Biology of Aggression. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0015
Blair RJ, Peschardt KS, Budhani S, Pine DS. Neurobiology of Aggression in Children. In Biology of Aggression. Oxford University Press. 2005 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0015
Blair, Robert James ; Peschardt, Karina S. ; Budhani, Salima ; Pine, Daniel S. / Neurobiology of Aggression in Children. Biology of Aggression. Oxford University Press, 2005.
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