A review of research on the problem of aggression inhibitors (Part 1)



Most modern scholars in the genesis of the aggressive behavior inextricably consider proagressive factors and factors constraining, or inhibiting, aggressive manifestations. At the same time, there are also scientific approaches to understanding the nature of aggression, which in some cases does not focus directly on the structures inhibiting aggressive impulses, and are limited to considering only the aggression catalysts. In the present article we discuss the need to introduce the term "inhibitors of aggression", analyze different positions and views on this problem. We consider not only Russian conceptions of the nature of aggression retarding structures, but also the international research aimed at understanding the psychological analogue of this phenomenon: "protective factors". The first part of the article is devoted to the theoretical overview of the problem of aggression inhibitors, which not only traces the history of the studies of this phenomenon, but also makes an attempt to analyze few up-to-day theories of aggressive behavior, aimed at objectivation of the psychological mechanism of interaction of proagressive and inhibiting personality structures.

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Keywords: aggressive behavior, aggression inhibitors, personality structures inhibiting aggression, protective factors, aggression theories.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Deviant and Criminal Behavior

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kalashnikova A., Dvoryanchikov N.V., Vasilenko T. A review of research on the problem of aggression inhibitors (Part 1) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2014. Vol. 4, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna Kalashnikova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Chief Public Relations Specialist, V. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3139-5511

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1462-5469, e-mail: dvorian@gmail.com

Tatyana Vasilenko, Post-graduate Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: vasilenko.t.g@gmail.com



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