antisocial behavior


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to antisocial behavior: antisocial personality disorder

antisocial behavior

behavior that is inimical to the rights of others, or to the rules of society, but not necessarily severe enough to incur a legal penalty. Compare: juvenile delinquent.
References in periodicals archive ?
Explaining the Co-occurrence of Antisocial Behavior and Depression
Although early puberty did not affect either a preference for mornings or evenings or the cortisol ratio, it was related to more antisocial behavior in boys and relational aggression in girls.
In this study recent data from the NLSY were used to re-examine the effect of corporal punishment on antisocial behavior.
In contrast, antisocial behavior and criminal arrests occurred in only a minority of maltreated males who had inherited the highly active MAOA gene.
Antisocial behavior refers to persistent violations of socially acceptable behavior patterns (Walker, Colvin, & Ramsey, 1995).
The study found that exposure to lead was associated with antisocial behavior, even after adjusting for other factors such as quality of home environment, low birth, weight, parental intelligence and social class.
DEFINITIONS OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND RELATED DISORDERS
He refers to a system that relies on aversives to control antisocial behavior as a "culture of death," and describes a flexible, evidence-based strategy that includes concrete practical tools.
A large number of youth with impaired cognition and histories of antisocial behavior, regardless of the cause, have entered the criminal justice system.
16) In comparison to other opiate and cocaine abusers, those with a history of ADHD generally began their abuse at an earlier age, exhibited more severe abusing habits, and showed higher rates of criminal and antisocial behavior.
Among the findings which may be more relevant to rehabilitation were comparisons of the pre-injury characteristics: education and vocational training, employment, and indices of antisocial behavior.
Antisocial behavior and crime; contributions of development and evaluation research to prevention and intervention.