• José Antonio Gil Verona
  • Juan Francisco Pastor
  • Félix De Paz
  • Mercedes Barbosa
  • José Ángel Macías
  • María Antonia Maniega
  • Lorena Rami-González
  • Teresa Boget
  • Inés Picornell
Keywords: etiology, aggression, amygdala, androgens, prefrontal cortex, psychobiology, serotonine, violence


With this paper we have made a revision of what aggression and violence are, to find out what their possible psychobiological causes are, as we consider that the study of the psychobiological mechanisms of aggression will allow a better understanding of the evolution of this human behaviour, and also a better classification of the pathological signs of the violent behaviours. We define violence as a destructive aggression that implies physical harm to people or their properties , as those properties are instruments of life for the person assaulted or a symbol of it. We show the different psychobiological models: genetic, endocrinological, ethological and neurobiological, describing how some kinds of pathological impulsive violent behavious, can be studied as a behaviour problem with biological conexions.


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Author Biographies

José Antonio Gil Verona
Universidad de Valladolid
Juan Francisco Pastor
Universidad de Valladolid
Félix De Paz
Universidad de Valladolid
Mercedes Barbosa
Universidad de Valladolid
José Ángel Macías
Universidad de Valladolid
María Antonia Maniega
Universidad de Valladolid
Lorena Rami-González
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Teresa Boget
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Inés Picornell
Hospital de Móstoles Madrid
How to Cite
Gil Verona, J. A., Pastor, J. F., De Paz, F., Barbosa, M., Macías, J. Ángel, Maniega, M. A., Rami-González, L., Boget, T., & Picornell, I. (1). THE PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF AGRESSIVE BEHAVIOURS. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 18(2), 293-303. Retrieved from