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Violence Rewired

Evidence and Strategies for Public Health Action

Gebonden Engels 2020 9781107018075
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This thought-provoking book draws together research from genetics, anthropology, psychology and the social sciences to show that widespread assumptions about the inevitability of human violence are almost entirely a collection of myths. While violence has been a recurring feature of human life, there is no reason to suppose that it is inherent in 'human nature'. On the contrary, patterns of aggressive behaviour are largely learned through experience and even those individuals who have often acted violently can learn to change. Rejecting the speculations of much contemporary writing about human aggression, Violence Rewired presents an evidence-based alternative: a multi-level model of action to reduce violence at both individual and collective levels, linked to public health initiatives developed by the World Health Organization. If humanity is to survive the challenges it faces, a more realistic appraisal of ourselves and our basic tendencies is an indispensable part of the solution.

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ISBN13:9781107018075
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Gebonden
Aantal pagina's:316
Uitgever:Cambridge University Press
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Foreword. Between chimpanzees and bonobos: the challenge of violence prevention; Part I. Origins: 1. The prospect of human violence: pessimism or realism?; 2. The roots of human violence: in search of the 'hard wired'; 3. The biology of violence: possibilities and limitations; 4. Developmental factors in violence propensity: the learning of violence; 5. Structural violence: social and political factors in understanding violence; Part II. Solutions: 6. Advancing a global public health response to violence; 7. Risk assessment: can violence be predicted?; 8. Pharmaceutical interventions: medication, violence and the public health; 9. Psychosocial interventions: the unlearning of violence; 10. Changing structures: integrated interventions for violence; Conclusion; Appendix. Major UN initiatives to address violence 1986–2018.

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