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An Integrative Model of Offending

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Monday, September 23, 2013 Psych 230 – Lecture Four Multiple Choice Survival Guide Text-based Items - Approximately 25 questions from the text (around 5-7 questions per reading or chapter) - Questions will relate to major points in the chapters (chapter summaries to read how the main points connect) Lecture-based items - Approximately 25 questions (around 5 per lecture) - Some “were you conscious” questions – present and attentive in lectures - Understanding o Recognizing a key principle in a novel context o Apply principles to new phenomenon Structure and Organization - Don’t focus on the details and overlook the reason why the details are being presented - Headings matter - Take note of major points being made, and see how the sub-points and specific details contribute to these bigger themes An Integrative Model of Offending - Dominance at the expense of others in their own benefit - Laws and rules designed to regulate behaviour Integrative Model of Offending: Structural Antecedents - Physiological Precursors o Temperament (few things that differentiate us at birth; inborn predispositions – “easy babies vs. hard babies” – sensory stimulations: how strongly do we react to them – i.e. how easily one can be overwhelmed – disintermission, “let’s rob a store, I’m bored”) o Dysregulation of neurotransmitters (i.e. serotonin) o Hormonal levels (i.e. hormonal irregularities – like excessive testosterone can lead to dominant or even aggressive behaviour) o Size and strength (a small person can have a lot of aggression, but won’t act as much as a big person would) o Brain injury o IQ level (high IQ can still be deviant, some are more associated with others in specific crimes) - Environmental/Contextual Influences o Family environment (i.e. criminality, substance abuse, psychopathy) o Parenting (i.e. attachment level, discipline style) o Social environment (i.e. SES, neighbourhood, media) Monday, September 23, 2013 Psych 230 – Lecture Four o Peer relationships (i.e. d
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