SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.11 issue1Parental stress, harsh treatment and parental monitoring as factors associated with aggressive behaviorUnusual perceptual experiences, anomalous/paranormal experiences and proneness to schizotypy author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Universitas Psychologica

Print version ISSN 1657-9267


POSADA GILEDE, Roberto  and  PARALES QUENZA, Carlos José. Violence and social development: Beyond a trauma perspective. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp.255-267. ISSN 1657-9267.

It is widely known that exposure to violence affects the mental health of individuals and groups . However, a large number of individuals who grow up in contexts of violence do not exhibit symptoms of mental disorder. Evidence presented in the article suggests that individual's experiences of violence do not go unnoticed, and on the contrary, have an impact on their social development and more specifically on their moral reasoning. The implications of the psychosocial perspectives for the study of the psychological consequences of violence, beyond trauma models, allow us to explore key aspects related to the perpetuation of cycles of violence.

Keywords : Social development; moral reasoning; adversity; mental health; Welfare psychological; social cognition; empirical review.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )