The Impact of Early Aggression on Late Development


  • Christian Gostečnik University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Robert Cvetek University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Tanja Pate University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Saša Poljak Lukek University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Barbara Simonič University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Tanja Valenta University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Tanja Repič Slavič University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Słowa kluczowe:

Affective dynamic, child and adolescent development, transmission of violence to adulthood, effects of violence in adulthood


Children who are victims of an early violent atmosphere or early relational trauma will often, even in adulthood, tend to behave violently towards others, or become victims of violence, or freeze and later develop the tendency towards self-injury, in particular in later adolescence. In adulthood, they can be accident-prone, engage in constant violent physical abuse, threaten with or actually commit suicide. In this article we will focus on the impact of violence that children experience from the earliest age, on how it affects their development, and is transmitted to adulthood as well as to younger generations, since violence is imprinted in the deepest organic fibres of every individual.


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