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Week 4a - Etiology of Violence Developmental Perspectives 2...

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1 2 Etiology of Violence— Developmental Perspectives 3 Heterotypic continuity s Violence over the life course may assume different forms, not all of which are considered “violent” s Term refers to continuity of a trait that is presumed to underlie diverse behavior, s Example: underlying antisocial personality trait s Manifestation changes according to opportunities presented based on age
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2 4 Homotypic continuity s Inferred trait or attribute is expressed in the same way over time s Manifestation of trait is always the same 5 reasons for considering developmental sequences s I. Different acts are behavioral manifestations of the same underlying trait (at various ages) but with no facilitating effect of an earlier act on a later one s Example: Antisocial personality (APD) first expressed as lying, then burglary, then wife beating s Prevention implications for intervening on burglary? s Prevention implications for intervening on APD?
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3 6 (continued) s II. Different acts reflect the same underlying trait (at various ages) and are part of a developmental sequence where an earlier act facilitates a later one s Example: Smoking cigarettes leads to marijuana use s Prevention implication for intervening on tobacco use? 7 Temperament s Child’s habitual emotional responses to a variety of circumstances s Congenital (at birth) s Example: Inhibited vs. uninhibited personality s
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course HP 421 taught by Professor Milam during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Week 4a - Etiology of Violence Developmental Perspectives 2...

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