The Biology of Aggression by P.f. BrainThe Biology of Aggression by P.f. Brain

The Biology of Aggression

EditorP.f. Brain, D. Benton

Paperback | October 19, 2011

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An Advanced Study Institute on the Biology of Aggression was held in glorious weather between the twenty-first and thirtieth of July 1980, at the Chateau de Bonas, Gers, France. The Institute was arranged by a scientific organizing committee consisting of Drs. Paul Brain and David Benton of the University College of Swansea, Wales, U.K. This book reflects the papers presented at the A.S.I., and the arrangement of the book parallels the pro­ gramme. The particular objective was to concentrate on recent research on aggression from the viewpoint of the diverse biological disciplines that have examined the topic. A major theme that emerged was the failure of direct reductionist approaches that look for simple relationships between biological variables and 'aggression'. As may have been predicted, there was also con­ siderable debate about the definition of the term aggression and its associated positive and negative implications. The organizers would like to express their appreciation to Professor and Madame Simon for their foresight in founding the Association Scientifique Cu1tu~e11e et Educative de Bonas and their enthusiasm in designing and converting the Chateau de Bonas to produce a unique conference centre, a venue that greatly facilitated this A.S.I.'s objectives. Greatfu1 thanks are also due to the Faculty who selflessly gave of their time; to Dr.
Title:The Biology of AggressionFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 19, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400986114

ISBN - 13:9789400986114


Table of Contents

Evolution and Aggression.- On the Evolution of Aggression.- The Beast in Man: An Historical Perspective on the Biology of Human Aggression.- An Overview of the Biology of Aggression.- Biological Substrates of Aggression and Implications for Control.- The Genetics of Aggression.- The Genetics of Aggression in Vertebrates.- Mechanisms Involved in the Short and Long-Term Production of Isolation-Induced Aggression in Two Strains of Mice.- Sex Chromosomes and Aggression in Humans.- Aggression in Men with XYY and XXY Karyotypes.- The Neurochemistry of Aggression.- Psychopharmacology and Aggression: An Appraisal of the Current Situation.- Effects of Housing Conditions and Aggressiveness on Neural Biogenic Amine Metabolism in Male Golden Hamsters.- Dietary Effects on Different Models of Fighting Behavior.- Biochemical Correlates of Domination and Subordination in Mice.- Involvement of the Gabaergic System in Aggressive Behaviour.- Studies on Benzodiazenine Receptor Changes in Experimental Models of Aggression.- The Endocrinology of Aggression.- Hormones and Aggression in Infra-Human Vertebrates.- Androgen and Fighting Behavior.- The Intrauterine Position Phenomenon in Mice.- Melatonin and the Adrenal Cortex in the Control of Aggression.- Gonadal Hormones and Sex Differences in Aggression in Rats.- Aggression among Female Rats over the Estrus Cycle.- Studies on Acute and Chronic Social Conflict in the Tree-Shrew.- Androgens and Human Aggression.- Adrenal Cortical and Medullary Hormones and their Psycho-Physiological Correlates in Violent and Psychopathic Offenders.- The Role of Odour in Mammalian Aggression.- The Brain and Aggression.- Conceptual and Methodological Problems Associated with the Study of Brain Mechanisms Underlying Aggressive Behaviour.- Olfactory System Damage, Handling Characteristics and Muricide in the Rat.- Behavioural-Anatomical Techniques as a Means of Studying the Neural Control of Aggression.- Electrical Stimulation as a Tool to Trace Physiological Properties of the Hypothalamic Network in Aggression.- Neural and Developmental Determinants of the Balance of Attack and Defence in the Cat.- Aspects and Prospects of the Concept of Neurochemical and Cerebral Organization of Aggression: Introduction of New Research Strategies in "Brain and Behaviour" Studies.- Brain Stimulation and Neurochemical Studies on the Control of Aggression.- Psychosurgery and the Control of Aggression.- Ethical Considerations in the Control of Human Aggression.- Behavioural Aspects of Aggression.- The Measurement of Aggression in the Laboratory.- Models of Aggression Employing Female Rodents.- Studies on the Biological Correlates of Attack by Group-Housed Mice on Lactating Intruders.- Pain and Aggression.- The Organization and Modeling of Animal Aggression.- A Comparison of Aggressiveness in Dominant Subordinate and Isolated House Mice.- Behavioural Aspects of Aggression (continued).- Social Dominance in the Mouse.- A Preliminary model of Primate Intergroup Encounters.- Ethological Aspects of Aggression in Sub-Human Animals.- Classical Ethology and Human Aggression.- Participants.