Background

Aggressive behaviour between individuals and groups is an ongoing social problem and remains an important topic for society. In numerous areas of daily life, in families, at school, and at work, people are confronted with aggressive behaviour. The distress growing from aggression stimulates the search for methods to diminish or to avoid aggressive behaviour. In order to develop efficient strategies, we are in need of empirically founded knowledge on the causes, contributing variables, and consequences of aggression.

The Workshop Aggression offers an excellent opportunity for scientists to present and discuss their research activities with colleagues from different disciplines and from different countries. We especially appreciate contributions that bridge the gap between basic and applied research.

Workshops have been taking place since 1997. The central topic of this year’s Workshop will be "Aggression and Violence in children and adolescents”.  Distinguished experts in the field of aggression research have agreed to give keynote lectures during the Workshop.