|Revista INFAD 2013||
ISSN EDICIÓN EN PAPEL: 0214-9877
|Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 397-406||doi: en trámite|
ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOURS IN ADOLESCENCE AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: A REVIEW
Alice Murteira Morgado, Maria da Luz Vale-Dias
In this paper we present a review on developmental literature regarding antisocial behaviours in adolescence. We begin by identifying some of the peculiarities of the antisocial phenomenon in this very unique stage of development, that characterize its particular complexity. After that, we focus on several individual variables that undergo considerable development during this stage of life and that may play an important role in the adoption of risk behaviours in adolescence. In particular, psychosocial competence, personality, self-concept, and intelligence are approached. We conclude that, though many dimensions of the antisocial phenomenon are already addressed in exiting literature, several issues still lack enlightenment in order to reach further and more profound knowledge that allows theory and practice to develop and improve.
Keywords: antisocial, behaviour, risk factors, adolescence, development.