Aggression in fifty-eight non-literate societies: an exploratory analysis

Annales Internationales de Criminologie Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 57-69
By Palmer, Stuart


Building on previous research concerning murder and suicide, this study investigates 18 forms of aggression and explores how they might be engendered by certain child-training practices. Results show a weak connection between most forms of aggression and child-training practices, but non-literate societies do show a positive correlation between murder and suicide. The author develops a theory positing that experience of social blockage will be related to outwardly-directed aggression, whereas social loss will be related to inwardly-directed aggression.

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