The Origins of Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective

Hardcover | November 14, 2012

EditorChristopher R. Thomas, Kayla Pope

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Antisocial behaviors including bullying, violence, and aggression have been an area of intense interest among researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and the general public because of their grievous consequences on individuals and society. Our understanding of the origins and development ofthese behaviors in individuals has recently progressed with the application of new scientific advancements and technologies such as neuroimaging, genomics, and research methods that capture behavioral changes in the first few years of life.The Origins of Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective provides an overview of the recent research on the development of antisocial behavior and synthesizes this information to inform readers not only of the risks, but also how they interact, to result in antisocial and aggressive behavior.The volume is divided into three sections: advances in neuroscience, advances in behavioral and clinical research, and legal and policy implications. Specific topics include genetic markers and aggressive behavior, the use of fMRI to track adolescent brain development, the role of peer influences on aggression, parenting and temperament, screening tools for diagnosing antisocial behavior in toddlers and adolescents, and how new research willinfluence interventions, policy, and future study. Experts from genetics, neuroimaging, and developmental science discuss the insights these scientific approaches have provided in understanding how nature and the environment interact in the emergence of antisocial behavior. The Origins of AntisocialBehavior is an important and unique resource that will be of use to developmental scientists, mental health professionals, and policymakers involved in the juvenile justice system.

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Antisocial behaviors including bullying, violence, and aggression have been an area of intense interest among researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and the general public because of their grievous consequences on individuals and society. Our understanding of the origins and development ofthese behaviors in individuals has recently pr...

Christopher R. Thomas, M.D., is Robert L. Stubblefield Professor of Child Psychiatry, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Director of Child Psychiatry Residency Training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Thomas is also Chair of the Committee on Rights and Legal Matters American Academy of Child ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 14, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceContributorsPart 1: Advances in Neuroscience1. Sharon Niv and Laura A. Baker: Genetic Markers for Antisocial Behavior2. Ana V. Kuny, B.A. and James J. Hudziak: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Aggressive and Deviant Behavior3. Jay N. Giedd, Elizabeth Adeyemi, Michael Stockman, Nancy Lee, Rhoshel Lenroot, and Markus Kruesi: Neuroanatomic Maturation and Aggression During Adolescence4. Kayla Pope, James Blair: The Use of fMRI Technology in Understanding the Neurobiological Basis of Conduct Disorder and Psychopathy in Children and AdolescentsPart 2: Advances in Behavioral and Clinical Research5. Anil Chacko, Lindsay Anderson, and Estrella Rajwan: Preschool Behavioral Markers of Antisocial Behavior6. Christopher T. Barry and Mallory L. Malkin: The Assessment of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents7. Jean Thomas and Benjamin Bregmand: Relational and Neurodevelopmental Risk: Nurture meets Nature8. Soonjo Whang, Young Shin Kim, and Bennett Leventhal: Bullying and the Development of Antisocial Behavior9. Anthony Fabio and Michael C. Bazaco: Neighborhood Influences on the Development of Aggression and Youth Violence10. Niranjan Karnik, Panos Vostanis, Julia Huemer, Ellen Kjelsberg, Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino, Hans Steiner: Epidemiology of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders Among Young Offenders: Current Research, Implications and Future Directions11. Terry G. Lee and Suzanne E.U. Kerns: Family Integrated Transitions: A Promising Program for Reducing Recidivism in a Cost-Effective MannerPart 3: Legal and Policy Implications12. James S. Walker and William Bernet: Neuroscience and Legal Proceedings13. Louis Kraus and Christopher Thomas: Public Policy Implications of Research on Aggression and Antisocial Behavior