A Preliminary Physiological Model of Aggressive Behavior

  • K. E. Moyer


Several authors have indicated that aggression is not a unitary concept (Scott, 1958; Bevan, Daves, & Levy, 1960; Jacobsen, 1961; Valzelli, 1967). I have proposed recently a system for classifying the different kinds of aggressive behavior and have reviewed the literature to support the idea that each kind has a different physiological basis Moyer, 1968a). Since that paper is now available in the literature, I shall present here only a summary of that position and some of the more recent evidence on the matter.


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  • K. E. Moyer
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCarnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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