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Aggression and Violence in Adolescence

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  • Using confidential self-report surveys and official crime statistics, this book describes variations in aggression and violence during adolescence over time and by grade, gender, and race. Early clues present in childhood to later serious violence in adolescence are identified in longitudinal research studies. Current personality and situational influences that either increase or decrease risk for aggression or violence are reviewed. Aggression and violence in adolescent dating relationships is explained in relation to normal development and subject to both variation in partner and relationship differences. This book describes and suggests prevention programs directed at all children, children at risk, and those adolescents that are unfortunately already violent.

    • Unique approach using both survey and official statistics to compare results which gives rise to a wide view of natural variations within society
    • Places aggression and violence in developmental context and all aspects of development including pubertal shifts, early development of aggression and the context of relationships
    • Uses accepted scientific standards to identify the best primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies
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    • Date Published: October 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511332302
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Prevalence of aggression and violence in adolescence
    2. Developmental pathways to violence
    3. Personality risk factors for aggression and violence
    4. Situational risk factors for aggression and violence
    5. Aggression and violence in romantic relationships
    6. Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of aggression and violence
    7. Closing comments.

  • Author

    Robert F. Marcus, University of Maryland, College Park
    Since joining the faculty at the Institute for Child Study, Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland in 1973, Dr Robert Marcus has balanced his academic duties with his work in the community. Dr Marcus holds a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University, and completion of his dissertation was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Dr Marcus has authored more than forty articles and presented over fifty of his works at meetings around the country. Interested in counseling children and adolescents early in his career, as a Psychology Junior Fellow for the New Jersey Department of Institutions and Agencies, and as a school psychologist in New Jersey, Dr Marcus became a licensed psychologist in Maryland in 1979. A clinical practice working with aggressive children and adolescents complemented his academic interests. Since developing the course 'Adolescent Violence' in 1993, his interests started forming into this book. Currently, Dr Marcus is a Practice Associate of Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, with an assignment at their satellite clinic in Columbia, Maryland.

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