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Explain violent behavior in children using a modern perspective of psychology.

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Violence among children and adolescents is often analyzed under the two main currents of psychology: Cognitive and behavioral. The cognitive branch of psychology studies the biological and psychological processes of the child and focuses on the internal processes that produce behavior.  On the other hand, the behavioral school of psychology bases its analysis on the environmental factors that may affect the behavior of children. The environmental factors that play a role in the behavior of children include the parents, relatives, friends, the home atmosphere, support services in school, and anything to which the child becomes socially exposed.   

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