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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

16

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 57-66

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2010

Abstract

Antisocial behavior enacts a heavy price on both the individual engaged in the behavior and the society in which he or she resides. Research has shown that among a subset of individuals antisocial behavior is fairly stable from childhood through early adulthood. This review article traces the hierarchical development of antisocial behavior from childhood Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) through the adult diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD), with particular emphasis placed upon adolescent Conduct Disorder (CD). Possible environmental etiological factors of CD are discussed, the most notable being familial discord and low socioeconomic status. Potential biological etiological determinants of antisocial behavior include brain injury and structural abnormalities, neurotransmitter regulation, neural processing, and genetic factors. The reciprocal interplay between both environment and biology as they contribute to the development of CD is explored in the context of the diathesis-stress model. Finally, limitations of the current research are examined, with suggestions made for future research directions.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

10 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 1 2010

Rights

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