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Human Violence as Viewed from the Psychiatric Clinic
MARTIN ROTH
Am J Psychiatry 1972;128:1043-1056.
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Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Queen Victoria Rd., Newcastle upon Tyne I, England

1972, American Psychiatric Association

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Validation for ethological theories about the origins of human violence and aggression may be sought in certain well-studied forms of behavior. Observations in relation to crime and other forms of violent conduct have given unequivocal answers to the questions posed; factors in the familial and social environment prove to account for most of the variation observed. Such "frustrative-impulsive" forms of aggression are associated with many indices of personality damage. The forms of behavior exemplified by political, religious, and revolutionary wars are termed "altruistic." They have expended lives in vast numbers but would not have been possible without the peculiarly human characteristic of self-sacrifice. Psychiatry has an important task in more precisely defining and depicting these phenomena and in studying their underlying causes.

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