Social information processing and cardiac predictors of adolescent antisocial behavior.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The relations among social information processing (SIP), cardiac activity, and antisocial behavior were investigated in adolescents over a 3-year period (from ages 16 to 18) in a community sample of 585 (48% female, 17% African American) participants. Antisocial behavior was assessed in all 3 years. Cardiac and SIP measures were collected between the first and second behavioral assessments. Cardiac measures assessed resting heart rate (RHR) and heart rate reactivity (HRR) as participants imagined themselves being victimized in hypothetical provocation situations portrayed via video vignettes. The findings were moderated by gender and supported a multiprocess model in which antisocial behavior is a function of trait-like low RHR (for male individuals only) and deviant SIP. In addition, deviant SIP mediated the effects of elevated HRR reactivity and elevated RHR on antisocial behavior (for male and female participants).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Crozier, JC; Dodge, KA; Fontaine, RG; Lansford, JE; Bates, JE; Pettit, GS; Levenson, RW

Published Date

  • May 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 117 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 253 - 267

PubMed ID

  • 18489202

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3391970

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-1846

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-843X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0021-843x.117.2.253


  • eng