Short Paper: Aggression in Childhood
Address the role of aggression in childhood and evaluate whether a child who displays aggressive tendencies automatically transitions into an aggressive adolescent and adult.
Discuss environmental factors such as school environment and whether these cause a child to develop into the roles of victim or bully. Bear in mind the differences in child/adolescent aggression and adult aggression and how they are classified differently within the DSM-5.
What factors could influence the level of aggression? Be sure to incorporate the Module Eight readings into your argument.
Elsaesser, C., Gorman-smith, D., & Henry, D. (2013). The role of the school environment in relational aggression and victimization. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(2), 235-49. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1007/s10964-012-9839-7
Shiner, R. L., Masten, A. S., & Tellegen, A. (2002). A developmental perspective on personality in emerging adulthood: Childhood antecedents and concurrent adaptation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(5), 1165–1177. https://doi- org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1037/0022- 3518.104.22.1685
Wahl, K., & Metzner, C. (2012). Parental influences on the prevalence and development of child aggressiveness. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(2), 344-355. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1007/s10826-011-9484-x
Prompt: Assess the role of aggression during childhood and evaluate whether a child who displays aggressive tendencies automatically transitions into an aggressive adolescent and adult. Do environmental factors, such as school environment, cause a child to develop into the role of victim or bully? Do children who present as aggressive develop into aggressive adults? Why or why not? Present the differences in child/adolescent aggression and adult aggression and how they are classified differently within the DSM-5classification.Conclude your paper by considering what factors could influence the level of aggression. Incorporate the Module Eight readings into your argument.
Specifically, your paper should address the following:
·An assessment of the role of aggression in childhood development
·An evaluation of environmental factors on aggression within each age range
·A description of child, adolescent, and adult aggression within the DSM-5 classification
·A determination of which factors influence aggression across each age range
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 3–5 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.
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