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Table 1 Empirically Supported Subtypes of Aggression

From: Psychopathology, trauma and delinquency: subtypes of aggression and their relevance for understanding young offenders

Subtypes of Aggression Predominant Empirical Support
Overt/Oppositional/Covert [42] Prospective, developmental, human
Reactive/Proactive [43] Prospective, developmental, human
Affective/Predatory [44] Experimental, clinical, developmental, human
Defensive/Offensive [45] Experimental, animal
Socialized and Under - Socialized [46] Clinical, developmental, human
Impulsive/Controlled [47] Forensic, clinical, human
Hostile/Instrumental [48] Impulsive/Premeditated [49) Clinical, experimental, developmental Forensic, adult, clinical, experimental