Adolescent Aggression and Differentiation of Self: Guided Mindfulness Meditation in the Service of Individuation

  title={Adolescent Aggression and Differentiation of Self: Guided Mindfulness Meditation in the Service of Individuation},
  author={Liora Birnbaum},
This paper presents adolescent aggression as mediated by the level of differentiation of self. No research has directly addressed Bowen's notion that level of differentiation impacts child functioning including aggression. Level of differentiation is discussed in conjunction with social, gender and cultural norms as manifested in aggressive behavior. Female adolescent aggression is described as mainly relationship focused and expressed via verbal threats, intimidation and manipulation, while… CONTINUE READING


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