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Developmental trajectories of childhood disruptive behaviors and adolescent delinquency: a six-site, cross-national study.
The results indicate that among boys there is continuity in problem behavior from childhood to adolescence and that such continuity is especially acute when early problem behavior takes the form of physical aggression.
Trajectories of boys' physical aggression, opposition, and hyperactivity on the path to physically violent and nonviolent juvenile delinquency.
A semi-parametric mixture model was used with a sample of 1,037 boys assessed repeatedly from 6 to 15 years of age to approximate a continuous distribution of developmental trajectories for three
The development of aggressive behaviour during childhood: What have we learned in the past century?
Research on human aggression has been a flourishing industry in the 20th century. As the attention shifted from an instinctual paradigm to a drive paradigm and a social learning paradigm, what have
Developmental origins of disruptive behaviour problems: the 'original sin' hypothesis, epigenetics and their consequences for prevention.
  • R. Tremblay
  • Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1 April 2010
This paper reviews publications on developmental trajectories of disruptive behaviour (DB) problems (aggression, opposition-defiance, rule breaking, and stealing-vandalism) over the past decade and concludes that subtypes of disruptive behaviours should not be aggregated and the overt-covert and destructive-nondestructive dimensions appear the most useful to create DB subtypes.
Physical aggression during early childhood: trajectories and predictors.
Children who are at highest risk of not learning to regulate physical aggression in early childhood have mothers with a history of antisocial behaviour during their school years, mothers who start childbearing early and who smoke during pregnancy, and parents who have low income and have serious problems living together.
Reactively and proactively aggressive children: antecedent and subsequent characteristics.
It is concluded that children characterized by reactive or proactive aggression differ on several dimensions of personal functioning, and that reactive and proactive aggression are distinct forms of aggression, although both co-occur in a large proportion of aggressive children.
Risk factor models for adolescent verbal and physical aggression toward mothers
Contributing to the family violence and conflict literature, we examine prospective and concurrent risk factors associated with verbal and physical aggression toward mothers by 15/16 year-old
The Development of Physical Aggression from Toddlerhood to Pre-Adolescence: A Nation Wide Longitudinal Study of Canadian Children
The results suggest that most children learned relatively well to inhibit PA by the end of childhood and that a minority failed to do so, and about one sixth of children exhibited an atypical developmental pattern reflected in more frequent and stable use of PA.
Analyzing developmental trajectories of distinct but related behaviors: a group-based method.
A group-based method to jointly estimate developmental trajectories of 2 distinct but theoretically related measurement series that will aid the analysis of comorbidity and heterotypic continuity is presented.