has long lasting implications to crime behavior Mental Disorders and Crime 1

Has long lasting implications to crime behavior

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has long lasting implications to crime behavior Mental Disorders and Crime 1. psychodynamic approach argues delinquent behavior is function of unconscious mental instability and turmoil 2. mood disorders  characterized by disturbance in expressed emotions
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3. alexithymia  is a deficit in emotional cognition 4. association between mental disturbance and delinquency is unresolved 5. mood disorder known as DBD (disruptive behavior disorder), is now thought to be an important component of delinquency 6. DBD has two major components a. ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder)- children’s behavior towards authority figures is general hostile b. CD (Conduct Disorder)- More serious, kids diagnosed with this disorder are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior then others 7. significant questions exist regarding the validity of the psychodynamic view Behavioral Theory 1. behavioral psychologists argue that person’s personality is learned throughout life during interaction with others 2. based on works of Watson and Skinner 3. behaviorism  concerns itself solely with measurable events and not the unobservable psychic phenomena prescribed by psychoanalysis 4. social learning  approach holds that a person’s learning and social experiences, coupled with his or her values and expectations, determine behavior a. one aspect of social learning theory that has received great deal of attention is belief that children will model their behavior after characters they observe on TV or see in movies
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b. most evaluations indicate that watching violence on TV is correlated to aggressive behaviors Cognitive Behavioral Theory 1. psychologists with cognitive  perspective focus on mental processes C. 19    20    D. 19 2. cognitive theorists who study information processing try to explain antisocial behavior in terms of perception and analysis of data 3. Note the individual contributions of Wundt, James, Piaget and Kohlberg to this theory. 4. Cognitive theorists are especially concerned with how perception and analysis of data shapes anti-social behavior 5. Individuals who use information properly make better judgments and are better able to make decisions that prevent anti-social behavior in emotion laden situations
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2. What if Scenario?  What if you’re a therapist working with criminal youth? Based on what you have learned from this chapter, which psychological theory would you use to work with the youth? Which do you think would be the most effective? Please explain your answer. V.  Psychological Characteristics and DelinquencyLearning Objective  10:  Be familiar with the psychological traits that have been linked to delinquency.A. Personality and Delinquency 1. has been a great deal of research on this subject and an equal amount of controversy and debate over findings 2. early work of Sheldon Glueck and Eleanor Glueck identified number of personality traits that characterize delinquents 3. Eysenck identified two important personality traits associated with antisocial behavior: extraverts  and
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