Physiological and Behavioral Regulation in Two-Year-Old Children with Aggressive/Destructive Behavior Problems

  title={Physiological and Behavioral Regulation in Two-Year-Old Children with Aggressive/Destructive Behavior Problems},
  author={Susan D. Calkins and Susan E. Dedmon},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
A sample of 99 two-year-old children was selected on the basis of parents' responses to two administrations of the Child Behavior Checklist for two- to three-year-olds. Forty-nine of these children displayed symptoms of aggressive/destructive (externalizing) problems that were in the borderline clinical range (labelled “high risk”) and 50 children displayed few such symptoms (“low risk”). The children were assessed in a series of laboratory procedures that were intended to be emotionally and… 

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