The relationship between affective-emotional processes and aggressive behavior has been a central topic of scientific interest in the aggression literature for decades. Emotions are not merely epiphenomena of aggression: they can be triggers, amplifiers, moderators, or even ultimate goals of aggressive behavior. Insights into the functional relation between emotions and aggression are of theoretical relevance, and above all are crucial for finding solutions for efficient control, prevention, and reduction of aggression.
This book brings together leading experts from fields such as social, personality, developmental, and physiological psychology, presenting state-of-art research on this relationship. The book describes assessment and treatment approaches, as well as theoretical concepts and research findings concerning the interconnections between emotions and aggression. The following main areas are covered:
Bibliometric analyses of psychological research on emotions and aggression Emotion-based motives and measures of aggression Anger and aggression Emotions and aggression in intergroup contexts Emotions and aggression from a developmental perspective. --- from the publisher
Preface • Acknowledgment • Contributors • Contents
Part I: Historiography of research on emotions and aggression
G. Schui & G. Krampen: Historiography of research on aggression and emotions and its intersection in the last quarter of the 20th century: Comparative bibliometric analyses of psychological research in the German-speaking and Anglo-American research community
Part II: Emotion-based motives and measures of aggression
L. Montada: Emotion-based motives for aggressive behavior
M. Blümke & J. Zumbach: Implicit and explicit measures in analyzing aggression of computer gamers
Part III: Anger and aggression
R. Baumeister & B. Bushman: Angry emotions and aggressive behaviors
S. Richter, K. Jordan & T. Wüstenberg: The functional neuroanatomy of anger and aggression
G. Steffgen & J. Pfetsch: Does anger treatment reduce aggressive behavior?
M. Gollwitzer: How affective is revenge? Emotional processes involved in vengeful reactions to experienced injustice
Part IV: Emotions and aggression in intergroup contexts
U. Wagner & O. Christ: Intergroup aggression and emotions: A framework and first data
K. Schütte & T. Kessler: Emotions in negative intergroup relations: An affective route to outgroup derogation
Part V: Emotions and aggression from a developmental perspective
A. Ittel: Tight bonds or loose associations? Crossroads of emotion and aggression in early adolescence
T. Malti: Moral emotions and aggressive behavior in childhood
F. Juen, D. Peham, B. Juen & C. Benecke: Emotion, aggression, and the meaning of prevention in early childhood
J. Bach: Preschool prevention of emotional-social disorders and aggressive behavior.