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Relations among appetitive aggression, post-traumatic stress and motives for demobilization: a study in former Colombian combatants

Overview of attention for article published in Conflict and Health, April 2013
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Title
Relations among appetitive aggression, post-traumatic stress and motives for demobilization: a study in former Colombian combatants
Published in
Conflict and Health, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1752-1505-7-9
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Roland Weierstall, Claudia Patricia Bueno Castellanos, Frank Neuner, Thomas Elbert

Abstract

Former combatants have frequently reported that aggressive behaviour can be appetitive and appealing. This appetitive aggression (AA) may be adaptive for survival in a violent environment, as it is associated with a reduced risk of combat-related psychological traumatization. At the same time, AA might impair motivation for re-integration to civil life after ending active duty. Whereas in Colombia those combatants who volunteered for demobilization were mostly tired of fighting, those who demobilized collectively did so mainly by force of the government. We predicted those who were demobilized collectively would still be attracted to violence, and benefit from the resilience against trauma-related mental suffering, moderated by appetitive aggression, as they would have continued fighting had they not been forced to stop.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 75 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 20%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 10 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 29 38%
Social Sciences 14 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 5%
Neuroscience 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 13 17%

Attention Score in Context

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#12,845,323
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