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Anti-Social Behavior

Do you believe anti-social behavior in children is psychologically based or psychologically illustrated?
Response to be at least 300 words with in text citations and reference given. Reference should be excluded from word count] This is a self made questions and not home work school assignment.

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Do you believe anti-social behavior in children is psychologically based or psychologically illustrated?
(I am assuming that the former refers to a cause that is internal to the child, such as stress or pain. The other is a learned behavior that might be reinforced over time. The citations I have for you here reject the psychologically-based model in general. Much of the literature is really arguing that aggression and other antisocial behaviors are learned in one way or another).

This went a little long, but you can pick and choose which papers and ideas you want to use.
I have academic sources linked under the description of the basic argument. Please let me know if I can expand on anything here. I'd be happy to do so.

1. We can argue that anti-social behavior in children is based on learned behavior. This comprises insufficient discipline, inability to establish basic relationships of authority, and, possibly most important, reinforcement. If a child acts out because she wants something, parents often give in just so the behavior will end. This reinforces the behavior and can lead to more pervasive problems later on. In other words, anti-social children develop into pathological cases because they have learned that their behavior "pays off". ...

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The expert determines whether anti-social behavior in children is psychologically based or psychologically illustrated. References are provided.

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