THE IMPORTANCE OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL DEFICITS RELATING TO SELF-CONTROL AND TEMPERAMENT TO THE PREVENTION OF SERIOUS ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Matt DeLisi, Michael G. Vaughn

Abstract


The current article is a targeted review of two biosocial constructs, neuropsychological deficits relating to self-control and temperament, which as demonstrated by prior researchers are importantly related to antisocial behavior, importantly related to other constructs that influence antisocial behavior, such as aggression, and importantly related to prevention efforts. We explicate what is known about neuropsychological deficits relating to self-control and temperament specifically vis-à-vis prevention and early intervention programs that seek to preclude the development of costly antisocial careers.

Keywords


temperament; self-control; prevention; neuropsychological deficits; conduct problems

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International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies

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