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Title: Aggressivity, violence, sociability and conflict resolution: What genes can tell us.
Author: Bueno i Torrens, David, 1965-
Keywords: Genòmica
Trastorns de la conducta
Gestió de conflictes
Behavior disorders
Conflict management
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Editorial Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: Conflicts are inherent to the human condition, as they are for all living beings. Disputes about resources or access to mating partners are among the most common causes of conflict. Conflict is herein defined as a struggle or contest between individuals or parties, and may involve a variety of aggressive behaviours. In humans, aggressiveness, violence and conflicts, including individual predisposal to conflict resolution, have traditionally been said to have deep cultural roots, but recent research in both neuroscience and genetics has shown the influence of genes on such complex behavioural traits. In this paper, recent data on the genetic aspects of these interrelated behaviours will be put together, including the effects of particular genes, the influence of stress and gender on gene regulation, and gene-environment interactions, all of which may influence biological predisposal to conflict resolution. Other genetically influenced behavioural aspects involved in conflicts and conflict resolution, such as sociability, will also be discussed. The importance of taking into account genetic and biological data to provide strategies for conflict resolution will be highlighted.
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It is part of: Journal of Conflictology, 2010, vol. 1, num. 2, p. 1-9
ISSN: 2013-8857
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