Date of Award

4-20-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology

Committee Chair

Michelle R. Guyton, Ph.D.

Abstract

A review of the empirical research on the brain behaviors of adolescents with conduct problems. Current understanding of the long term effects delinquent behavior has on the individual and implications for early diagnosis and prevention. Historical and current publications of this research are cited. The general conclusion of this review was, early diagnosis is possible and prevention of worsening of symptoms can reduce the social, psychological, and physical impact of these behaviors.

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