Flashcards in Lecture 12 - Treatment and Prevention of Delinquency and Aggression (ch.9) Deck (10):
aggressive children are more likely to attribute hostile intent to ambiguous social situations
Basics idea about treatment of antisocial behavior
No simple treatment
The most important principle: the earlier the better
Many techniques used
Techniques used to treat antisocial behaviour
Parent training program
Cognitive problem-solving skills training
Best treatment for antisocial behaviour
usually involves comprehensive programs
Multisystemictreatment: a focus on children, family, peers, community, and school.
Common features of parent training programs
- Teach parent to alter interaction with children to increase prosocial behaviour + decrease deviant behaviour
- Kid brought in also sometimes to train them on how to interact with each other
Features of cognitive problem-solving skills training
- Change child's approach to problem solving/ interpersonal issues
- Prosocial behaviours are fostered
- Teach cognitive problem solving skills
Why does some treatment actually make delinquency worse?
Deviancy training: the reinforcement of negative or delinquent behaviors by deviant peers
* Basically - if you put a bunch of bad kids together, they'll form groups and do bad things together*
Why are randomized control trials important?
Test the efficacy of well-intentioned interventions-they can be harmful.
Explain the example study done to highlight prevention of ASB.
- 100 kids given enrichment (nursery program, improved education, nutrition, physical exercise, lower teacher pupil ratio) from ages 3-5 AND 355 control
- Checked participants at 17-23 y.o
- Some participants were malnourished**
- The program was most effective in those at highest risk (i.e. malnourished)-this is general principle observed in studies of enrichment.
- we can't tell what part about enrichment was actually helpful.