Fighting as a Function of Personality and Neuropsychological Measures

  title={Fighting as a Function of Personality and Neuropsychological Measures},
  author={Kristin Vickers and Jordan B. Peterson and Christopher D. Hornig and Robert O. Pihl and Jean R. S{\'e}guin and Richard E. Tremblay},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Violence among young people has surpassed communicable disease as the primary cause of mortality in young people.' A complete understanding of what causes aggression remains elusive, but it is likely that the probability of exhibiting violent behavior is dependent upon interactive, multifactorial mechanisms.2 Greater magnitude of familial adversity has been linked to increased likelihood of aggressive b e h a ~ i o r . ~ . ~ Personality profiles in kindergarten have been shown to predict… 
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