AGGRESSION RESEARCH PROGRAM

Analysis of Data from the Metropolitan Area Child Study
Representative publications

Huesmann, L. R. & Guerra, N. G. (1997). Children’s normative beliefs about aggression and aggressive behavior.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72(2), 408-419.
Metropolitan Area Research Group [Eron, L. D., Huesmann, L. R., Spindler, A., Guerra, N. G., Henry, D., Tolan, P., & VanAcker, R.].  (2002).  A cognitive/ecological approach to preventing aggression in urban settings: Initial outcomes for high risk children.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70 (1), 179 - 194.
Guerra, N. G., Huesmann, L. R., & Spindler, A. J. (2003). Community violence exposure, social cognition, and aggression among urban elementary-school children.  Child Development, 74(5), 1507-1522.
Boxer, P., Guerra, N.G., Huesmann, L.R., & Morales, J. (2005). Proximal peer-level effects of a small-group selected prevention on aggression in elementary school children: An investigation of the peer contagion hypothesis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 325-338.
Huesmann, L. R., Guerra, N. G., Henry, D., & Tolan, P. (2007).  Changing the way children "think" about aggression: Social cognitive effects of a preventive intervention for early elementary school urban youth.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.