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Center for Aggression Management
Scientifically Validated to Reliably Prevent Violence
Merriam-Webster provides the following definition of AGGRESSION
1. a forceful action or procedure (as an unprovoked attack) especially when intended to dominate or master
2. the practice of making attacks or encroachments;
3. hostile, injurious, or destructive behavior or outlook especially when caused by frustration.
The "Fight" Against Aggression
In sports contests and even business, a person is often honored for
their "aggression" or their aggressive actions. We believe better
descriptors would be assertiveness, intensity, risk-taking, playing
without abandon, or even courageousness!
It is clear that aggression is not a positive human trait and that
productive humans tend to be repelled by aggressors.
Aggression, or more specifically aggressive behavior, brings with it
tremendous costs and human suffering.
Our founder, John D. Byrnes, recognized in the early 1990's that
aggressive behavior was not well understood. He also recognized
that techniques for distinguishing truly aggressive behavior from
aberrant behavior and for productively responding to aggressors
were desperately needed. So began a long journey of research and
learning that has led the Center for Aggression Management to
be the leader in understanding and managing aggression.
especially: unprovoked violation by one country of the territorial integrity of another
Our Mission - Preventing Violence from Aggression
The Center for Aggression Management exists to prevent the
damage caused by aggression. To that end, the Center will develop
training materials and systems that will enable individuals and
organizations to understand, recognize, and productively manage
Accomplishing our mission will have significant positive impacts.
1. The lives of aggressors will be dramatically improved by intervening
before their aggressive behavior reaches a level that has adverse life
2. The lives of everyone surrounding an aggressor will be improved and
protected as the aggressive behavior is recognized and productively
managed before reaching the more advanced, more costly levels.
3. The ability of organizations to fulfill their desire and obligation to
provide the safest possible workplace, campus, religious setting and
school will be dramatically enhanced and transformed.