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ERIC Number: ED436874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 29
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Temperament as a Potential Factor in the Development and Treatment of Conduct Disorders.
Center, David; Kemp, Dawn
This report examines the development of Conduct Disorder (CD) in children and adolescents from the perspective of Hans Eysenck's bio-social theory of personality. The theory views personality as a product of the interaction of temperament and socialization. Eysenck's three-factor model of personality is comprised of Extroversion (E), Neuroticism (N), and Psychoticism (P). The temperament based traits P, E, and N and their interactions are discussed in relation to Eysenck's antisocial behavior hypothesis and the development of CD. The interaction of socialization with temperament in the development of antisocial behavior is also discussed. Intervention suggestions for antisocial behavior based on Eysenck's theory as well as some possible temperament treatment interactions are presented. Interventions for CD identified as well established or as probably efficacious using criteria developed by the American Psychological Association and possible temperament considerations in their use are covered. Effective treatments include parent training groups and videotaped parent training to prepare parents for their role as socialization agents. Finally, the possible contribution of temperament profiles to Kazdin's proposal for the use of a chronic disease model when treating CD is discussed. (Contains 52 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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