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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw

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Features of proaggressive and inhibiting aggression structures in individuals who have committed aggressive offenses 1301

Kalashnikova A.S.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Department, Faculty of Legal Psychology, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia

Vasilenko T.G.
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

Abstract
A study of issues of aggressive behavior occurrence is impossible without taking into account not only proaggressive, but also inhibiting aggression personality structures. It is assumed that the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of factors limiting aggression distinguish aggressive offenders from law-abiding citizens. The present study involved 24 men aged 18 to 55 years, serving a sentence for committing aggressive offenses, and 30 men aged 19 to 55 not previously subjected to criminal or that kind of responsibility. The procedures we used were aimed to study not only proaggressive, but also counteraggressive personality structures, we used not only quantitative but also qualitative analysis presented mainly by correlation constellations method. According to the results, there was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of dispositional, reactive and motivational aggression, however, we have found a much larger number of structures inhibiting aggression in patients without a history of aggressive behavior, compared with those who have committed aggressive offenses.

Keywords: aggressive behavior, illegal acts of violence, proaggressive factors, aggression inhibitors, personality structures inhibiting aggression.

Column: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

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