Aggression in Two Generations

  • Joan McCord
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


Continuities between misbehavior in childhood and subsequent aggression, conduct disorder, and criminal activities have been reported by many researchers studying samples from a variety of backgrounds (Eron, 1987; Farrington, 1978, 1986; McCord, 1983; Robins, 1966; Robins & Ratcliff, 1979; Satterfield, 1987; Stattin & Magnusson, 1989). As an example, in their longitudinal study of a New Zealand birth cohort, White, Moffitt, Earls, Robins, and Silva (1990) found that antisocial behavior at age 11 was related to police contacts at age 15. Furthermore, they concluded that “behavioral problems are the best preschool predictors of antisocial behavior at age 11” (1990, p. 519).


Child Abuse Antisocial Behavior Conduct Disorder Beta Weight Interparental Conflict 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan McCord
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  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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