Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Origins of Antisocial Behavior – A Developmental Perspective - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Origins of Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective

Christopher R. Thomas and Kayla Pope


Antisocial behaviors including bullying, violence, and aggression have been an area of intense interest among researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and the general public because of their grievous consequences on individuals and society. Our understanding of the origins and development of these behaviors in individuals has recently progressed with the application of new scientific advancements and technologies such as neuroimaging, genomics, and research methods that capture behavioral changes in the first few years of life. This book provides an overview of the recent research on the develo ... More

Keywords: antisocial behavior, bullying, violence, aggression, behavioral research, clinical research, genetic marker, aggressive behavior, fMRI, peer influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199753475
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199753475.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher R. Thomas, editor
University of Texas at Galveston, USA, Professor of Child Psychiatry, Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Director of Child Psychiatry Psychiatry Residency Training

Kayla Pope, editor
Boys Town National Research Hospital, Director of Neurobehavioral Research

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.



Part One Advances in Neuroscience

1 Genetic Markers for Antisocial Behavior

Sharon Niv and Laura A. Baker

3 Neuroanatomic Maturation and Aggression during Adolescence

Jay N. Giedd, Elizabeth Adeyemi, Michael Stockman, Aaron Alexander-Block, Nancy Raitano Lee, Armin Raznahan, Rhoshel K. Lenroot, and Markus J. P. Kruesi

Part Two Advances in Behavioral and Clinical Research

5 Preschool Behavioral Markers of Antisocial Behavior

Anil Chacko, Lindsay Anderson, and Estrella Rajwan

6 The Assessment of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Christopher T. Barry and Mallory L. Malkin

7 Relational and Neurodevelopmental Risk

Jean Thomas and Benjamin Bregman

8 Bullying and the Development of Antisocial Behavior

Soonjo Hwang, Young Shin Kim, and Bennett Leventhal

9 Neighborhood Influences on the Development of Aggression and Youth Violence

Anthony Fabio, Chung-Yu Chen, and Michael C. Bazaco

10 Epidemiology of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders Among Young Offenders: Current Research, Implications, and Future Directions

Niranjan Karnik, Panos Vostanis, Julia Huemer, Ellen Kjelsberg, Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino, and Hans Steiner

Part Three Legal and Policy Implications

12 Neuroscience and Legal Proceedings

James S. Walker and William Bernet

End Matter