The early childhood aggression curve: development of physical aggression in 10- to 50-month-old children.

  title={The early childhood aggression curve: development of physical aggression in 10- to 50-month-old children.},
  author={Lenneke R. A. Alink and Judi Mesman and Jantien van Zeijl and Mirjam N. Stolk and Femmie Juffer and Hans M Koot and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus H. van Ijzendoorn},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={77 4},
This study examines the prevalence, stability, and development of physical aggression, as reported by mothers and fathers, in a sample of children initially recruited at 12, 24, and 36 months (N=2,253) and in a subsample followed up 1 year later (n=271) in a cross-sequential design. Physical aggression occurred in 12-month-olds, but significantly more often in 24- and 36-month-olds. The rates of physically aggressive behaviors increased in the 2nd year of life, and declined from the 3rd… CONTINUE READING
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