From Pain to Violence: The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness

Publication Year: 2007

Edition: 2nd

Authors/Editor: de Zulueta, Felicity

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-0-47-001936-8

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Violence is all around us; yet, despite its widespread prevalence, we remain unclear about its causes. In this book Felicity de Zulueta--begins by defining "violence" as distinct from "aggression," and then attempts to trace its origins, highlighting the polarization between those who believe mankind to be innately violent and those who see violence as the outcome of man's life experiences.

As a result of her investigations, the author suggests that the current high level of violence may well be linked to the effects of childhood and adult trauma which appear to be far more widespread than has hitherto been acknowledged. These findings are relevant to understanding why "normal" people can become violent in certain conditions.

This is a second edition and has been fully updated. A new chapter on terrorism has been added.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: de Zulueta, Felicity
ISBN: 978-0-47-001936-8
Language: English
Edition: 2nd
Pages: 414
Year: 2007


From Pain to Violence: The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness