Development and Maintenance of Aggressive Behavioral Patterns

  • Michael A. McColloch
  • Brenda O. Gilbert
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


In its examination of persistent aggressive behavior patterns and the factors maintaining aggressivity, this chapter places special emphasis on individual, social-skill, and social-system variables. For our purposes, aggression is viewed as the utilization of aversive and negative behaviors that threaten or inflict psychological or physical damage on people or property.


Aggressive Behavior Physical Aggression Aggressive Child Aversive Behavior Negative Intent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. McColloch
    • 1
  • Brenda O. Gilbert
    • 2
  1. 1.Private PracticeWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologySouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA

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