Translational science in action: hostile attributional style and the development of aggressive behavior problems.

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Journal Article (Review)

A model of the development of hostile attributional style and its role in children's aggressive behavior is proposed, based on the translation of basic science in ethology, neuroscience, social psychology, personality psychology, and developmental psychology. Theory and findings from these domains are reviewed and synthesized in the proposed model, which posits that (a) aggressive behavior and hostile attributions are universal human characteristics, (b) socialization leads to the development of benign attributions, (c) individual differences in attributional style account for differences in aggressive behavior, and (d) interventions to change attributions have the potential to alter antisocial development. Challenges for future research are described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodge, KA

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 791 - 814

PubMed ID

  • 17152401

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17152401

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-2198

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-5794

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0954579406060391

Language

  • eng