AGATA MALTESE1*, PALMIRA ROMANO2*, LUCREZIA D’ORO3*, BEATRICE GALLAI4, ROSA MAROTTA5, FRANCESCO LAVANO5, SERENA MARIANNA LAVANO5, GABRIELE TRIPI6,7, MARGHERITA SALERNO8
1Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo, Italy - 2Centro LARS, Sarno, Italy - 3Centro Relax, Benevento, Italy - 4Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy - 5Department of Medical and Surgery Sciences, University “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy - 6Department PROSAMI, University of Palermo, Italy - 7Childhood Psychiatric Service for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, CH Chinon, France - 8Sciences for Mother and Child Health Promotion, University of Palermo, Italy
Aggressive behaviour is a peculiar characteristic of most animal species playing an important role in species preservation and two types have been identified: interspecific and intraspecific aggression. The interspecific refers purely to the instinct of predation, while the intraspecific is the purpose for species preservation. Anger has been found in very young children between the ages of four and seven, is manifested through vocalizations, expressions and global movements affecting the entire body of the child: it is a means of communication privileged to express themselves and communicate. Anger must be considered a positive event, even if it may frighten it has a positive effect: transforming an event that could only be destructive and useless in a constructive process, and channeling the child's anger toward a specific goal.
anger, children, emotional control, drawings