You Can Never Have Enough of a Good Person?: Aggression and Its Correlation to Body Size
[Khoroshego cheloveka dolzhno byt’ mnogo?”: agressiia i ee sviaz’ s razmerami tela]
Type of publication: Research Article
aggression, body size, height, weight, bulling, victimization
The article is a review of research done both in Russia and other countries on the relationship between the body size and aggressive behavior in humans. This work describes the principal methods and approaches to studying the influence of weight and height on aggression, presents the results of important research conducted among children, adolescents, and adults, both in normal and pathological groups, from the late 1970s to the present. In addition, I discuss the main theories that attempt to explain the relationship between body size and aggression. I further discuss the shortcomings of the research done in this area to date, which has been mainly concerned with samples and methods, and propose possible ways of solving methodological problems in future research endeavors.
Funding InformationThis research was supported by the following institutions and grants: Russian Foundation for Basic Research, https://doi.org/10.13039/501100002261 [19-09-00461]
Burkova, V.N. 2020. You Can Never Have Enough of a Good Person?: Aggression and Its Correlation to Body Size [Khoroshego cheloveka dolzhno byt’ mnogo?”: agressiia i ee sviaz’ s razmerami tela]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 3: 177–190. https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150010055-0
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