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ERIC Number: ED204980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Antisocial Children: Why?
Blai, Boris, Jr.
The paper examines the causes of violent and other antisocial behavior in children. Considered are the effects of heredity and environment, and the nature and prevalence of learning disabilities in persons with antisocial behavior are noted. Effects of temperament and its relationship to stress are discussed. The author cites findings on potential changes in temperament and suggests that parents and teachers should make demands consonant with the child's temperament. A study on outcomes of antisocial youth indicates that this type of child contributes importantly to most major social problems: crime, drug addiction, and child abuse. Qualities that may predict antisocial personality are reviewed, including peer group pressure, sex, race, and parental behavior. Potential biological influences are also noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In part, this article is a synthesis of DHEW Publication No. (ADM)-78-642 entitled "Why Young People Become Antisocial."