Does Affective Theory of Mind Contribute to Proactive Aggression in Boys with Conduct Problems and Psychopathic Tendencies?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_6E3738B4C324
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Compte-rendu: analyse d'une oeuvre publiée.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Does Affective Theory of Mind Contribute to Proactive Aggression in Boys with Conduct Problems and Psychopathic Tendencies?
Périodique
Child Psychiatry & Human Development
Auteur(s)
Gillespie Steven M., Kongerslev Mickey T., Sharp Carla, Bo Sune, Abu-Akel Ahmad M.
ISSN
0009-398X
1573-3327
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
27/04/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Résumé
Adolescent psychopathic tendencies are associated with phenotypic increases in proactive aggression. However, the extent to which an understanding of others’ affective mental states, or affective theory of mind (ToM), contributes to proactive aggression remains unknown. We examined how performance on a well-known test of affective ToM, based on cropped images of the eye region, contributes to reactive and proactive types of aggression in a mixed ethnicity sample of 80 incarcerated adolescent boys. A hierarchical regression model showed that affective ToM predicted proactive aggression over and above the influence of clinically rated psychopathic tendencies. Importantly, affective ToM was unrelated to reactive aggression. Our results suggest that being able to recognize others’ affective mental states may be an important factor in aggressing against others for personal gain. These findings have implications for interventions designed to enhance ToM in youth with conduct problems.
Mots-clé
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
27/04/2018 10:45
Dernière modification de la notice
21/08/2019 5:11
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