SOC 2700 Lecture Notes - Immigration Restriction Act 1901, Eugenics, Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Published on 9 Oct 2012
School
University of Guelph
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Jan. 30th
Psychology and Crime
- Psychoanalysis
o Freud (1856-1939)
o Id, ego, and superego
o Malfunctioning ego or superego leads to crime
o Problem of the unconscious
- Personality studies
o Colours, DISC, MMPI and CPI
Colours different colours = different personality
DISC focuses on positive attributes
Dominating, Determined (outgoing)
Inspirational, Influential (outgoing)
Supportive, Submissive, Stable (reserved)
Cautious, Contemplative (reserved)
MMPI Minnesota Multiple Personality I
Identifies abnormal personality and people
o Compulsive, aggressive, etc.
CPI California Personality I
o Importance of the DSM
How to treat different deviant people
Tries to determine negative attributes
Gives symptoms of personality traits
o Anti-social personality disorder
Symptoms: road rage, unable to hold jobs, lack of remorse, etc.
- The problem of impulsivity and crime
o People act without forethought
o Wilson and Herrnstein: criminals are distinct
- Eugenics (well-born)
o Developed by Sir Francis Galton
o Role of science and IQ
o Alfred Binet and the intent of IQ
o H. H. Goddard and IQ studies (U.S. soldiers; Kallikak family)
Soldiers 50% of the soldiers were below the average of the time
Kallikak family 480 members (blood relatives) living in a rural area
He hypothesized a low level IQ within this family
Pictures eyes sunk in/pointing downward (animal like)
IQ level determines common societal problems
Ex: inability to hold job, inability to raise kids, greater chance of
addiction, etc.
IQ tests = practical/general knowledge
Returning to U.S. in 1918, a question such as „Who won the World
Series in 1917?‟ sets up the soldier to fail
o Was feeblemindedness hereditary?
o Tests of U.S. soldiers in WWI
o Problems with Goddard: tests of general and practical knowledge
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Psychoanalysis: freud (1856-1939, id, ego, and superego, malfunctioning ego or superego leads to crime, problem of the unconscious. Personality studies: colours, disc, mmpi and cpi. Colours different colours = different personality. Identifies abnormal personality and people: compulsive, aggressive, etc. Cpi california personality i: importance of the dsm. Gives symptoms of personality traits: anti-social personality disorder. Symptoms: road rage, unable to hold jobs, lack of remorse, etc. The problem of impulsivity and crime: people act without forethought, wilson and herrnstein: criminals are distinct. Eugenics (well-born: developed by sir francis galton, role of science and iq, alfred binet and the intent of iq, h. h. goddard and iq studies (u. s. soldiers; kallikak family) Soldiers 50% of the soldiers were below the average of the time. Kallikak family 480 members (blood relatives) living in a rural area. He hypothesized a low level iq within this family. Pictures eyes sunk in/pointing downward (animal like)

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