chapter  8
Impulsive Aggression
ByAlan R. Felthous, Ernest S. Barratt
Pages 26

INTRODUCTION Clinicians and behavioral scientists are increasingly recognizing impulsive aggression as one of several different types of aggressive behaviors with correspondingly different approaches for effective treatment and management. The realization and appreciation that impulsive aggression is essentially distinct, even if overlapping, in occurrence with other types of aggression, is one of the most important recent developments toward a reasoned approach to research on aggressive behavior on the one hand and clinical management on the other. Development and conceptualization of impulsive aggression can and should be framed as both a categorical condition and as a psychological dimension.