Effortful Control, Attention, and Aggressive Behavior in Preschoolers at Risk for Conduct Problems

Tracy A. Dennis, Laurie Miller Brotman

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Abstract

This work examines distinct aspects of effortful control and attention predicted aggression in a group of children at elevated risk for the development of conduct problems. Results suggested that behavioral inhibition, rather than attentional control, best predicted maternal reports of child aggressive behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1008
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Attention
  • Conduct problems
  • Effortful control
  • Preschoolers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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