ECCAO©: Suggested Readings

ECCAO has definitely done its research in regards to children and violence.  It is truly a complex area of study when it comes to understanding the many areas in which influence a child’s behavior.  For instance, ECCAO has looked at how the environment influences a child such as the child’s home, his or her community life, and their school atmosphere.  In addition, we have even studied how the brain works and what parts of the human brain are affected by positive and negative environments.  Therefore, the following are suggested readings that have inspired the design of our program. 

Aronson, E. (2000).  Nobody left to hate: Teaching compassion after Columbine.  NY: Worth.

Beck, A. T. (1999).  Prisoners of hate: The cognitive basis of anger, hostility, and violence. New York: Harper Collins.

Brown, J. D., Childers, K. W., Bauman, K. E., & Koch,G. G.  (1990).  The influences of new media and family structure on young adolescents’ television and radio use.  Communication Research, 17, 65-82.

Burney, D. M. (2001).  Adolescent Anger Rating Scale: Professional manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

Caspi, A., Henry, B., McGee, R., Moffitt, T. E., & Silva, P. A. (1995).  Temperamental origins of child and adolescent behavior problems: From age three to age fifteen.  Child Development, 66, 55-68.

Dodge, K., Price, J., Bachorowski, J., & Newman, J. (1990). Hostile attribution biases in severely aggressive adolescents.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 99, 385-392.

Ellis, A., & Tafrate, R. (1997).  How to control your anger before it controls you. Secausus, NJ: Carol Publishing.

Embry, D. D., Flannery, D. J., Vazsonyi, A. T., Powell, E. P., & Atha, H. (1996).  Peacebuilders®: A theoretically driven, school-based model for early violence prevention.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 12, 91-100.

Funk, J., & Buchman, D. (1999).  Playing violent video and computer games and adolescent self-concept. Journal of Communication, 46, 19-32.

Garbarino, J. (1999).  Lost boys: Why our sons turn violent and how we can save them.  NY: The Free Press.

Greenwood, P. W., Model, K. E., Rydell, P. C., & Chiesa, J. (1998). Diverting children from a life of crime: Measuring costs and benefits. Irvine, CA: Rand Publishing.

Ironmonger, K., Raina, P., & Dwyer, M. D. (2007). Affects of gender on levels of cooperativeness in kindergartners and second graders, University of Toledo 14th Annual Symposium on Research, Toledo, Ohio.

Kassinove, H. (1995).  Anger disorders: Definitions, diagnosis, and treatment.  Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.

Perry, B. (2001).  Raising a nonviolent child: The power of attachment.  Scholastic Parent & Child (10700552), vol. 9:2.

Reynolds, A. J. (2000). Success in early intervention: The Chicago Child-Parent Centers. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Shonkoff, J. P., & Phillips, D. A. (Eds.). (2000). From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early childhood development. Report of the committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Spielberger, C. D. (1988).  Manual for the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI). Odessa, FL:  Psychological Assessment Resources.

Tavris, C. (1989).  Anger: The misunderstood emotion (2nd ed.) New York: Touchstone.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2001). Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General, Rockville, MD.

More information about early childhood development may be found on the following web site: 

A complete list of references for the ECCAO project is available by contacting: Dr. Michael D. Dwyer

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