Special Issue "Youth Aggression and Violence: Causes and Consequences"


A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Steven J. Kirsh
Department of Psychology, SUNY-Geneseo, Geneseo, NY 14454, USA
Website: http://www.geneseo.edu/~kirsh
E-Mail: kirsh@geneseo.edu
Interests: violent media and social information processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

From bullying to street fights to school shootings, youth violence has increasingly become a topic of concern for parents, teachers, policy makers, and researchers alike. This Special Issue investigates the causes and consequences of aggression/violence (broadly defined) in children and/or adolescents. Articles appropriate for this issue include theoretical critiques, literature reviews, and empirical studies. Contributions should focus on one or more of the many causes (e.g., parenting, peers, media, neighborhood environment) and/or consequences (e.g., attitudes, cognitions, behavior, emotions, mental health) of aggression/violence during some period of childhood and adolescence.

Dr. Steven J. Kirsh
Guest Editor


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  • aggression
  • violence
  • causes
  • consequences
  • children
  • adolescents

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Behav. Sci. 2015, 5(2), 154-175; doi:10.3390/bs5020154
Received: 16 February 2015 / Revised: 10 April 2015 / Accepted: 13 April 2015 / Published: 16 April 2015
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Last update: 30 May 2014

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