Association between P3 event-related brain potential amplitude and adolescent problem behavior.

  title={Association between P3 event-related brain potential amplitude and adolescent problem behavior.},
  author={William G. Iacono and Matt McGue},
  volume={43 5},
This study examined P3 event-related brain potential amplitude and the age of onset of adolescent problem behaviors associated with the development of externalizing psychopathology. Five hundred and one male and 627 female 17-year-old twins reported whether and when they had initiated tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drug use, had police contact, or had sexual intercourse. P3 amplitude was recorded using a visual oddball task. Each of these behaviors was associated with reduced P3 amplitude. When… CONTINUE READING


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