In the understanding of aggressive behaviour an important role is contributed to callous/unemotional (C/U) traits (lack of guilty and empathy, grandiose self, manipulation). C/U traits are parts of psychopathy construct. There were a growing amount of researches in last decades connected to the appearance of C/U traits among children. Cognitive, behavioral and emotional features were identified among children with C/U traits which may contribute to the appearance of aggressive behavior. Aim of this paper is to examine connection between C/U traits and interpersonal characteristics in normative population. This paper is a part of a publication serial taken by the Institution of Psychology at the University of Debrecen and Vadaskert Child Psychiatry Hospital and Outpatient Clinic about callous/unemotional traits. We studied 223 elementary and secondary school students using the Inventory of Callous Unemotional Traits and the Strenghts and Difficulties Questionnare. In case of moderate appearance of callous/unemotional traits behavior problems, relationship problems and hyperactivity are more typical furthermore presence of prosocial behavior is less typical. Results from normal population confirm assumption that C/U traits contribute to the appearance of juvenile aggression and antisocial behavior.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Investigation of callous/unemotional traits and interpersonal characteristics among Hungarian adolescents--preliminary research results].|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Psychiatria Hungarica : A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság tudományos folyóirata|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2011|
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