Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Aggression and Violent Behaviour

Catherine Lewis

London Metropolitan University

A skillful researcher, academic, and practitioner Counselling psychologist in psychotherapy and clinical neuropsychology. Associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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The literature on violence and aggression is rich and scattered at the same time. From the days of Nietzsche’s moral philosophy on the opposition of master and slave; to Freud's psychoanalytic conception of Thanatos; and from the realm of social theory to affective neuroscience, researchers and clinicians agree on one thing: that aggression is at the core of the human condition.

The purpose of this book is to advance existing knowledge on violence and aggression by synthesizing theories and empirical data from a variety of scientific paradigms to facilitate a constructive meta-dialogue about a topic that feels uncomfortably stimulating and perpetually consequential.

The book is intended to be composed of an introductory overview chapter on the study of aggression and violent behavior, followed by distinct chapters on interdisciplinary approaches to aggression rooted in psychological, sociocultural, and contextual models. As an essential resource, this book will aim to attract scholars, researchers, and students, interested in studying the aetiology, intervention, and management of aggression and violent behavior.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 22nd 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 21st 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 9th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: October 8th 2022

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About the editor

Catherine Lewis

London Metropolitan University

Catherine Athanasiadou-Lewis is an HCPC Counselling Psychologist, a BABCP Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist and an associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Academically she is based at London Metropolitan University where she holds a Senior Lecturer post in Counselling Psychology. Clinically, she is a Lead Psychologist in the NHS where she practices in the area of substance misuse and clinical neuropsychology. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in various clinical settings in the UK and she specializes in Psychodynamic, CBT and integrative models of practice. She has authored a number of papers in the fields of Counselling Psychology and psychotherapy, and she has also collaborated with other researchers on numerous projects.

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