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Aggression post brain injury: a social cognitive perspective

Aggression post brain injury: a social cognitive perspective Purpose – The aim of the paper is to make a case to extend existing models of post brain injury aggression. The paper draws on the models of aggression from the general aggression literature and discusses how this is applicable to understanding aggression post brain injury. The paper discusses how the general aggression model applies to aggression post brain injury. Design/methodology/approach – The paper begins with a brief overview of existing models of aggression and the shortcomings inherent in these neurocognitive models. The paper makes a case for the use of the general aggression model as proposed by Anderson and Bushman. The paper integrates the social cognitive factors prosed by the model with known neurocognitive factors to provide an alternate view of model of aggression post brain injury. Findings – The paper shows how social information processing models can be integrated into neurocognitive models of aggression to conceptualise aggression post brain injury. Research limitations/implications – The paper recommends that there is a greater need for research to focus on the social cognitive and social information processing factors that underpin aggression after brain injury. Practical implications – The paper argues that broadening the basis for understanding aggression post brain injury will result in the development of a broader range of interventions and arguably better outcomes. Originality/value – This paper provides much needed elaboration of existing models of post brain injury aggression. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Care and Neurodisability Emerald Publishing

Aggression post brain injury: a social cognitive perspective

Social Care and Neurodisability , Volume 4 (2): 9 – May 10, 2013

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2042-0919
DOI
10.1108/SCN-03-2013-0007
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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of the paper is to make a case to extend existing models of post brain injury aggression. The paper draws on the models of aggression from the general aggression literature and discusses how this is applicable to understanding aggression post brain injury. The paper discusses how the general aggression model applies to aggression post brain injury. Design/methodology/approach – The paper begins with a brief overview of existing models of aggression and the shortcomings inherent in these neurocognitive models. The paper makes a case for the use of the general aggression model as proposed by Anderson and Bushman. The paper integrates the social cognitive factors prosed by the model with known neurocognitive factors to provide an alternate view of model of aggression post brain injury. Findings – The paper shows how social information processing models can be integrated into neurocognitive models of aggression to conceptualise aggression post brain injury. Research limitations/implications – The paper recommends that there is a greater need for research to focus on the social cognitive and social information processing factors that underpin aggression after brain injury. Practical implications – The paper argues that broadening the basis for understanding aggression post brain injury will result in the development of a broader range of interventions and arguably better outcomes. Originality/value – This paper provides much needed elaboration of existing models of post brain injury aggression.

Journal

Social Care and NeurodisabilityEmerald Publishing

Published: May 10, 2013

Keywords: Brain injury; Aggression; General aggression model; Models of aggression; Brain; Injuries

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