Many scientists have tried to find out where aggressive behavior is due. Today we are playing on the generally accepted view that both genetic factors and acquired after birth play a role.
In general, boys exhibit three to four times more frequent aggressive behavior than girls.
In girls, aggressive behavior can be observed, however difficult, because the behavior is expressed less in the physical realm.
Genetic influences may play a role in the development of aggressive behavior. Thus, the behavior characteristics of aggression through pull through many generations. And researchers have found in studies that have aggressive children often aggressive parent or parents.
But shows a greater impact on the environment. Children perform certain behaviors from their parents.
Aggressive behavior is acquired through learning and maintain.
The behavior is stabilized, if it is worth practically for the child aggressive behavior:
- It achieved through aggressive acts a certain goal.For example, the child of the mother threatened with the first signs of a tantrum. The mother relents and gives the child what you want. Here, the mother of the child has inadvertently strengthened in his behavior. The child is likely to retain this behavior and develop an increasingly low tolerance threshold.
- It can escape from unpleasant situations, aggressive behavior. Through tears and rage, the child is exempt from duties or is not held accountable for his behavior.
The reactions of his environment the child notices that it can reach with his behavior very much. Either it comes around to get what you want or unpleasant situations. The child takes his aggression by a lot of attention.
Obviously these are not processes that sees through the child consciously and controls. Rather, it often takes an outside perspective to uncover these patterns and change.Last but not least, the child suffers under its eruptions.
In addition, aggressive children have problems in information processing. They interpret situations incorrectly assume other people quickly a hostile intent, thereby increasing the readiness for aggressive behavior.
They have great difficulty dealing with ambiguous situations, and often give the impression of being insensitive.
Finally, there is a vicious circle of aggression and rejection.
Aggressive behavior means that the affected child feels increasingly isolated and insulated. It interferes with and feel like a troublemaker. The grant is different it is uncertain.This leads to an increase in aggressive behavior. Other problems, such as school difficulties may occur.