antisocial personality disorder

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antisocial personality disorder

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A personality disorder characterized by chronic antisocial behavior and violation of the law and the rights of others.
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Noun1.antisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affectantisocial personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
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Antisocial behavior has a harmful impact on the unity of sports teams, the health and well-being of athletes, and the quality of individual sport experiences (Kavussanu & Boardley, 2009).
Neighborhood influences on antisocial behavior during childhood and adolescence.
The theory that we shall seek to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis on the propensity for violence among men who participate in contact and team sports, the effects of power sports participation on antisocial behavior, the processes underlying sports aggression, and youth sports' possible influences on antisocial and prosocial behavior.
Part 1 looks at the biosocial bases and prenatal and perinatal predictors of antisocial behavior, and reviews concepts of developmental neurobiology as applied to antisocial behavior.
The criminal convictions, diagnoses of antisocial behavior and aggressive personality traits were tallied.
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Such behaviors fall under the label of antisocial behavior (Rutter, Guiller & Hagell, 2000).
The existing base of empirical evidence has established that both depressive symptoms (Gutman & Sameroff, 2004; Lewinsohn, Rohde, Seeley, & Fischer, 1993) and antisocial behavior (Barnow, Lucht, & Freyberger, 2005; Moffitt, 1993) show a significant increase in both prevalence and incidence during early adolescence.
This paper will look at a multimodal and multisystemic treatment that will combine treatment of several areas into one cohesive treatment plan, as well as addressing issues other than the antisocial behavior such as the family unit, attachment style, and follow-up to treatment to maintain gains on the reduction of antisocial behavior as important factors in the intervention and treatment of Conduct Disorder by providing examples through case studies to provide examples of application.
The results further suggested that atypical secretions of the hormone cortisol and early puberty were both linked to antisocial behavior.
The study of antisocial behavior is no exception to this paradigm shift.