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International Society for Research on Aggression 

XIII World Meeting 
July 12-17, 1998 
Ramapo College 
Mahwah, New Jersey, USA 
Conference Organizer 
Roger Johnson 
 Ramapo College
Program Co-Chairs 
MaryAnn Baenninger 
 The College of New Jersey 
Ronald Baenninger 
 Temple University 

 Summary of Abstracts 

The Role of Alcohol in Sexual Assault 
Organizer: Jacquelyn White 
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 

Early environmental insult, neuronal plasticity, and aggression 
Organizer: Craig Ferris 
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA 

The Attractions of Violence 

Genetics, 5-HT, and Aggression 
Organizer: Stephen C. Maxson 
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 

Aggression: Precipitating Factors 

The effects of childhood aggression and exposure to media violence on adult behaviors, attitudes, and mood:  Evidence from a 15-year cross national longitudinal study 
Organizer: L. Rowell Huesmann 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Violent and homicidal offenders 

Aggression in Childhood 

Sex differences and direct and indirect aggression 

Is it aggression? Dimensions and definitions of human aggression 
Organizer: Deborah Richardson 
Florida Atlantic University 

Crime, Psychiatry, and Genetic Determination 

Women's Aggression 
Organizers: John Archer, University of Central Lancashire, UK 
Anne Campbell, University of Durham, UK 

Biological Approaches to Aggression 

The United States National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR) 
Organizer: Karen Colvard, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY 
Alfred Blumstein, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management 
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 
Patricia Edgar, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management 
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 
Daniel Nagin, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management 
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 
Richard Rosenfeld 
University of Missouri- St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 

Victims of aggression: Psychological and biological consequences 
Organizers: Manuela Martinez, University of Valencia and Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence, Valencia, Spain 
Paul F. Brain, University of Wales Swansea, UK 

Sex and Gender Role Correlates of Aggression 


Media Violence 
Organizer: Ed Donnerstein, University of California, Santa Barbara 

The International Society for Research on Aggression gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations and individuals: 

The Ramapo College Foundation 

Dr. Robert A. Scott, President 
Ramapo College 

Nancy Mahon, Director 
Center on Crime, Communities, and Culture of the Open Society Institute 

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation 

The School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Ramapo College 

The Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey 

The Department of Psychology, Temple University


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