Childhood Aggression and Violence

Contemporary Issues
  • David H. Crowell
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series


Childhood aggression in our society is generally considered to be behavior that has intentionally led to injury or damage to another individual or their property. Since this definition implies that the aggressive actions of these children are a form of “motivated aggression” (Sears, Maccoby, & Levin, 1957), it raises a number of questions: Was the child aware of his actions, and did he know that they would hurt someone or destroy something? Did this child have sufficient ability to completely control or at least to regulate the intensity of his actions?


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  • David H. Crowell
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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