Types of aggression, responsiveness to provocation, and callous-unemotional traits in detained adolescents.

Citation data:

Journal of abnormal child psychology, ISSN: 0091-0627, Vol: 36, Issue: 1, Page: 15-28

Publication Year:
2008
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Repository URL:
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/mhlp_facpub/316
PMID:
17882544
DOI:
10.1007/s10802-007-9137-0
Author(s):
Luna C. Muñoz; Paul J. Frick; Eva R. Kimonis; Katherine J. Aucoin
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Psychology; Medicine; Psychopathy; Callous-unemotional traits; Aggressio; Autonomic reactivity; Health Law and Policy; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; Mental and Social Health; Psychiatric and Mental Health
article description
The present study investigated differences in the behavioral and psychophysiological responses to provocation and in the level of callous-unemotional traits in boys exhibiting different patterns of aggression. Eighty-five boys (ages 13-18) in a juvenile detention center played a competitive computer task against a hypothetical peer who provided low and high levels of provocation. Youth high on both self-reported reactive and proactive aggression showed different behavioral responses to provocation than youth high on only reactive aggression. Specifically, the combined group showed high levels of aggressive responses without any provocation, whereas the group high on reactive aggression showed an increase in aggressive responding to low provocation. Further, results revealed a trend for the combined group to show lower levels of skin conductance reactivity to low provocation if they were also high on callous-unemotional traits.