The age of adolescence is the most specific one as in this period significant physical as well as psychological alterations happen. The necessary condition of living through adolescence is the inclusion of a child into the system of relationships. This stage of growing up is the most contradictive and complicated. The reparative approach described in this paper is a theoretical foundation of social psychological work with adolescents exhibiting deviant behavior. In the framework of this approach all forms of deviant behavior of adolescents are viewed as a reaction to the material and social-psychological tension of social situation of adolescent. Social-psychological maladjustment appears as a result of a breakdown in the system of relationships of social situation of a child.
Rule breaking is not uncommon for preschool children, but being able to identify those children most at risk of long-term defiant behavior is key in helping them avoid a myriad of negative consequences. FIU psychologist Miguel Villodas evaluated children identified as high-risk of maltreatment including those from low-income families, single parent homes or with very young parents, and those living in neighborhoods with a high prevalence of violence. He found approximately half of the participants were exposed to maltreatment — 56 percent of those before the age of 4. Children at-risk of maltreatment or who experience abuse are more likely to develop conduct-related disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD , oppositional defiant disorder ODD and conduct disorder. Villodas found some of the children in the study exhibited aggressive and defiant behaviors as early as age 4.
Antisocial behavior may begin during childhood and if maintained during adolescence, is likely to continue and escalate during adulthood. During adolescence, in particular, it has been established that antisocial behavior may be reinforced and shaped by exchanges between the teenager and his parents and peers, although the molecular process of these relations is as yet unknown. This paper explores the patterns of social interaction established by adolescents with and without the risk of engaging in antisocial behavior in order to understand the exchanges of them with their most important social groups, during 2 years. The study involved a sample of 70 adolescents classified into these two groups with risk of antisocial behavior and control group. They were video-recorded interacting with one of their parents and one of their peers, independently.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. It is believed that parents have direct and indirect control. Previous research has found that parents directly influence their childrens behavior through the parenting techniques utilized.