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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL7489945M
ISBN 100415283191
ISBN 109780415283199

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On Aggression. Konrad Lorenz was the author of some of the most popular books ever published about animals, including the best-selling Man Meets Dog and King Solomon's Ring. On Aggression is one of his finest works, as well as the most controversial.4/5(3). In this remarkable study, Professor Lorenz, naturalist by profession and Darwinian by conviction, presents the results of his inquiry into the aggressive behavior of animals. And, in so doing, relates his findings to the complicated nature of man and modern society. Perspectives on Aggression is a compendium of papers that discusses experimental research on human and group aggression. This compendium deals with the psychology of aggression including interracial aggression, environmental factors that contribute to aggression, and the role of mass media in "perpetuating" violence. aggression, a form of behavior characterized by physical or verbal attack. It may appear either appropriate and self-protective, even constructive, as in healthy self-assertiveness, or inappropriate and destructive. Aggression may be directed outward, against others, or inward, against the self, leading to self-destructive or suicidal actions.

In his book, On Aggression, Konrad Lorenz has attempted to answer that question. Lorenz has diagnosed the human condition and reasoned humans are the most violent species in the world because of our intelligence and lack of reason/5(13). 'Ritualization' is a process where a certain behavior evolves into something symbolic (the original purpose may no longer be the reason the behavior is performed - it becomes a ritual). Aggression may be redirected to some 'object' other than the one eliciting the aggression - this may be how some rituals develop. In this book, Lorenz deals with the evolution of aggression in vertebrates. He points out that aggressivity is totally different from predation: that it is a biological necessity for defence of territory and for a cornered animal, and that it becomes mixed up with other innate drives, thus leading up towards reduction of intraspecific Size: KB. Impulsive aggression manifests in clinical settings and in the community. This book presents state-of-the-science, evidence-based knowledge about primary aggression and secondary aggression as it presents across multiple psychopathologies.

This ground-breaking work by world-renowned psychiatrist Anthony Storr, author of the widely acclaimed SOLITUDE, focuses on one of the most disturbing aspects of human behavior: our virutally unlimited capacity to inflict cruelty/5. Konrad Lorenz was the author of some of the most popular books ever published about animals, including the best-selling Man Meets Dog and King Solomon's Aggression is one of his finest works, as well as the most h an insightful and characteristically entertaining survey of animal behaviour, the Nobel Prize winner tracks the evolution of aggression . Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. On Aggresion by Konrad Lorenz, , Harcourt, Brace & World edition, in English - [1st ed.]Pages: There he collaborated with student, Richard Walters on his first book, "Adolescent Aggression" in He was President of the APA in and received .