IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Understanding The Aggressive And Destructive Nature Of Man

Listed author(s):
  • Nurgul YAVUZER

    (Istanbul Commerce University)

Registered author(s):

    Each society has a different way of evaluating types of aggression due to cultural differences and the relative natüre of socio-cultural value judgments.Supported by arguments of some personality theories and social psychology, this study discusses, from a psychological point of view, the reasons why aggressive nature of man leads to wars and destruction. The study also tries to understand the outlet which aggressive nature of humans stems from by probing into the subject matter. At this point, it is of great significance to address intrapsychic and cognitive aspects of humans and to discuss moral self-concepts based on such aspects. However, any kind of moral choice related to man constitutes a paradox in itself. Fort his reason, the study tries to find responses to questions regarding how phenomena such as peace and tolerance can emerge while analyzing the paradoxes from the view point of different philosophers.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Istanbul Commerce University in its journal Istanbul Commerce University Journal of Social Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 43-57

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:icu:journl:v:23:y:2013:i:1:p:43-57
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:icu:journl:v:23:y:2013:i:1:p:43-57. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Elcin Aykac Alp)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.