Aggression and Violence, Corrosive Factors of Humanity

Oana LENTA, Viorica Cristina CORMOS


Human evolution also carries proliferation of violence. Human violence is on the one hand an innate characteristic resulting from hereditary conditions, and on the other hand is a learned characteristic, determined by individual experience. It is the result of temporal interconnections between biological and social factors; it occurred in a biological context and was expressed in a social environment where the behaviour of individuals formed. The instruments of state social control involve coercive factors that were aimed to discourage, prevent or stop these types of behaviour; however, controlling such behaviours has succeeded as a result of the education level of population, the internalization of norms respectively, because of the specific culture, quality of life and last but not least, due to transgenerational influences. Even if nowadays violence is still used to meet one's needs, for survival, or emerging from egocentrism, etc., it is now clear that violence has taken other forms, impelled by socio-cultural development. In other words, modernity and changes occurred within the social, educational and cultural dimensions do not stop violence, but alter its forms and manner of expression. This paper highlights the importance of rehabilitating social norms and social control, and the need for specific methods to particularly target early intercultural education.

How to cite: Lenta, O.E., Cormos. V. C. (2017). Aggression and Violence, Corrosive Factors of Humanity. Postmodern Openings, 8(1), 57-65,


aggression, violence, social norms, communication, culture.

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