Medical and Health Research Network (MHRN) seminar


Gendered aggression across the lifespan
Professor Jacquelyn W White, Retired Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
14 December, 2012 (Friday)
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (sandwich lunch from 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; seminar begins at 1:00p.m.)
Seminar Room 6, LG1/F, Laboratory Block, LKS Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, HK


A brief review of gendered aggression during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, including the elder years, is
presented in the context of an integrated developmental model of aggression and violence. The roots of aggression
and violence are gendered and can be found in the childhood experiences of girls and boys. Gendered means that
the who, how, and why of aggression can be understood only by considering sex of the perpetrator, the victim,
their relationship and the context of the violence. Gender role expectations, socialization and power inequalities
are central to understanding aggression and violence in both women and men.