The origins of violence

  • Published 2005

Abstract

This is one of a group of papers read at the London Medical Group conference on 'Violence' which was held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London in February I979. Professor Eysenck outlines the various hypotheses put forward to explain the origins of violence in our present day society and examines in more detail the contribution the psychologist has to make in explaining the problems associated with violence. He concludes that both biological and social factors are responsible and that the development of 'conscience' in humans, when children, through conditioning is necessary to help control violent responses.

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@inproceedings{2005TheOO, title={The origins of violence}, author={}, year={2005} }