The following is a list of research projects and dissertations
that were funded in the past decade by the HFG that address
the biological basis of aggression and violence. (The institution
listed indicates affiliation at the time the grant was made.)
RICHARD BANDLER (Anatomy, University of Sydney). Functional
organization of aggression in the midbrain of the cat. 1991.
FRED B. BERKOVITCH (Caribbean Primate Research Center, University
of Puerto Rico). Socioendocrinology, aggression, and determinants
of reproductive success in adolescent male rhesus macaques.
XANDRA O. BREAKEFIELD (Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital).
Possible association between deficiency of monoamine oxidase
type A and episodic violent behavior. 1995.
A. SUSAN CLARKE (Harlow Primate Laboratory, University of
Wisconsin-Madison). Effects of prenatal stress on social competence
and aggression behavior in young rhesus monkeys. 1993, 1994.
EMIL F. COCCARO (Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Eastern
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute). Serotonin in impulsive
aggression: Neuropsychopharmocologic studies in personality
disordered patients. 1991, 1992.
EMIL F. COCCARO (Psychiatry, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric
Institute). 5-ht in impulsive aggression. 1995, 1996.
WOLFGANG DITTUS (Department of Zoological Research, Smithsonian
Institution). The biological origins of warfare. 1992, 1993.
DONALD M. DOUGHERTY (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
University of Texas). The effects of tryptophan depletion
and supplementation on serotonergic functioning and aggression
in high and low aggressive subjects. 1997, 1998.
CRAIG F. FERRIS (Physiology, University of Massachusetts
Medical Center). Role of vasopressin in ethanol-mediated aggression.
LAURENCE FRANK (Psychology, University of California, Berkeley).
Proximate and ultimate factors modulating aggression in a
unique animal model. 1995, 1996.
BENSON E. GINSBURG (Biobehavioral Sciences, University of
Connecticut) and ROSS W. BUCK (Communication Sciences, University
of Connecticut). The affective bases of social organization:
Communicative genes in aggression and attachment. 1994, 1995.
BRIAN A. GLADUE (Psychology, North Dakota State University).
Hormones, dominance, mood, and competition in men. 1991.
BEATRICE GOLOMB (Psychology, University of Southern California).
Low serum cholesterol and violent behavior. 1997, 1998.
MENNO R. KRUK (Centre for Drug Research, University of Leiden).
Neuroendocrine response to stimulation of the hypothalamic
area where aggression is evoked. 1997, 1998.
SARAH LENINGTON (Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers University).
Male aggressive behavior and t-complex genotype. 1993, 1994.
DOROTHY OTNOW LEWIS (Psychology, New York University Medical
Center). Memory impairment, violence, and dissociative states.
AUGUSTUS R. LUMIA (Biopsychology, Skidmore College) and MARILYN
MCGINNIS (Cell Biology and Anatomy, Mount Sinai School of
Medicine). Aggression: The neural basis of anabolic-androgenic
steroid action. 1995.
STEPHEN C. MAXSON (Psychology, University of Connecticut).
Mapping genes for effects of ethanol on male aggression using
the bxd recombinant inbred strains of mice. 1994, 1995.
ALLAN MAZUR (Public Affairs Program, Syracuse University).
Testosterone and competition in women. 1995.
MICHAEL T. MCGUIRE (Biomedical Research Foundation, UCLA).
Social context, serotonin responsivity, and aggression in
vervet monkeys. 1995, 1996.
ROBERT L. MEISEL (Psychology, Purdue University). Neuropharmacology
of female aggression. 1997.
RICHARD H. MELLONI, JR. (Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts
Medical Center). Neuronal plasticity and the control of aggressive
behavior. 1995, 1996.
SONOKO OGAWA (Neurobiology and Behavior, Rockefeller University).
Role of estrogen receptors on aggressive behaviors. 1996,
MICHAEL POTEGAL (New York State Psychiatric Institute). Does
chronic cocaine enhance defense in rats? 1991.
MICHAEL POTEGAL (Medical Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute
of Research and RICHARD DAVIDSON (Psychophysiology, University
of Wisconsin). Behavioral and electroencephalographic characteristics
of temper tantrums and the children who have them. 1993.
DAVID C. ROWE (Family and Consumer Resources, University
of Arizona). Molecular genetic markers for childhood aggression.
RANDALL R. SAKAI (Biology, Rockefeller University). Behavioral
and physiological characteristics of dominance and subordination:
Persistence and reversibility. 1996, 1997.
RANDALL R. SAKAI (Biology, University of Pennsylvania). Neuroendocrine
consequences of dominance and subordination. 1998.
ROBERT M. SAPOLSKY (Biology, Stanford University). The endocrine
stress-response and behavioral status in the olive baboon.
1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996.
HUBERT SCHWABL (Field Research Center, Rockefeller University).
Maternal testosterone and the development of offspring aggression.
JOHN PAUL SCOTT (Psychology, Bowling Green State University).
Preparation and editing of a book on biosociology. 1991, 1992.
ALLAN SIEGEL (Neurosciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey). Role of substance p in aggressive behavior.
NEAL G. SIMON (Biology, Lehigh University). Testosterone-serotonin
interactions in offensive aggression. 1994.
NEAL G. SIMON (Biology, Lehigh University). Testosterone,
serotonin, and aggression: Cellular markers. 1999.
NEAL G. SIMON (Biology, Lehigh University) and MARC HAUG
(Ethology and Neurobiology, University Louis Pasteur). The
neurosteroid dhea: A potential antiaggressive agent. 1998.
WALTER TORNATZKY (Psychology, Tufts University). Physiology
of rats exposed to aggression. 1994.
WALTER TORNATZKY (Psychology, Tufts University). Neurochemistry
and physiology of aggressive rats. 1996.
CSABA VADASZ (Neurochemistry, N. S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric
Research). Predisposition to drug abuse and aggressive behavior.
SAMUEL K. WASSER (Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian
Institution). Physiological and behavior ecological determinants
of female aggression in yellow baboons. 1990, 1991.
XIANG CHEN (Biology, Lehigh University). Activation of aggression
by androgens: Role of androgen receptor gene translation.
DAVID G. LEMARQUAND (Psychology, McGill University). Tryptophan
depletion, aggression and passive avoidance learning in nonalcoholic
young men with paternal family histories of alcoholism. 1995.
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