Title

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Human Aggression: The First 30 Years

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1997

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Theorists and researchers have long been aware of the potential utility of multidimensional explanations of human behavior, including human aggressive behavior. Biopsychosocial models are multidimensional explanations that attempt to provide a framework for understanding how biologic, contextual, and individual difference variables combine to influence human behavior. In this paper, the rationale for giving contemporary investigators a forum to discuss research findings on aggressive behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective is developed. The advantages and potential shortcomings of viewing aggressive behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective are briefly discussed. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication Title

Clinical Psychology Review

Volume

17

Issue

6

First Page

585

Last Page

588