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Biology of Aggression

Randy J. Nelson

Abstract

The primary goal of this book is to summarize and synthesize recent advances in the biological study of aggression. Other than maternal aggression, most aggressive encounters among human and non-human animals represent a male proclivity; thus, most of the research in this book describes and discusses studies using the most appropriate murine model: testosterone-dependent offensive inter-male aggression, which is typically measured in resident-intruder or isolation-induced aggression tests. The research emphasizes various molecules that have been linked to aggression tests. It also emphasizes v ... More

Keywords: aggressive encounters, male proclivity, murine model, testosterone, inter-male aggression, gene-targeting, pharmacological techniques, androgens, serotonin, GABA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195168761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randy J. Nelson, editor
Ohio State University

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