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Introduction There are various theories on possible causes for childhood aggression however it is a little more taxing to try and pinpoint a specific correlation with childhood aggression and murder Originally early psychological theories struggled with where aggression originated whether it can be an instinctual force biological force or the result of society and survival Initial beliefs varied from freuss belief that Aggression was the primary response to the thwarting of pleasure seeking or pain avoiding behavior to another popular view according to Banduras book entitled Agression was his own theory that while aggression itself might be innate the behaviors associated with it could not be The current trends in childhooh aggression can be felt widely throughout different cultures and societies There are more children exerting aggressive behavior today than in past history due to differences in many aspects of society and its views Aggression in todays society has been linked to many factors such as lax parenting desensitization to violent behavior through the media and chemical imbalance These factors all have strong links to an aggressive child and the possibility of murder however not in all cases there are different levels at which these children display that aggression Children with mild displays of aggression would not be categorized with those children who have uncontrollable outbursts of rage It is this fine line that makes it difficult to pinpoint the children you have to keep a close watch over and those who will outgrow the aggression and go on to lead a more calm life A Scientific View of Aggression Although Frueds initial beliefs were that aggression was the primary response to the thwarting of pleasure seeking behavior it was through his research that his agreesion theory was drastically altered Freud adopted a new instinctual system for motivation with the opposition being between life instincts Eros aimed at enhancing and prolonging life and death instincts Thanatos that
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