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Personality, Behavior and Attitudes of Individuals
A discussion regarding how personality and the behavior and attitudes of individuals impact risk aversion.
# 105568 | 1,497 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 10, 2008 in Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Psychology (General)


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Description:

This paper discusses the links between personality and the behavior and attitudes of individuals. It examines how personality impacts risk aversion and risk-seeking attitudes and behaviors within individuals. The paper focuses on this particular characteristic and examines the implicit motivations individuals have to be risk seeking and risk averting in their attitude and behavior.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Background
Dependent Variable: At Risk Behavior that lead to Delinquency
Independent: Personality Types and Peer Influence
Information Need
Process

From the Paper:

"In order to delineate a specific link between personality characteristics and its resultant affects on attitudes and behaviors towards delinquency, a careful review of personality diagnosis of young children pre-maturity must be examined. This process will involve dissecting data of children who have received full personality tests that delineates their five factor model and correlates this data to the development of aggressive and anti-social behavior and attitudes. Instead of examining concrete violence or delinquencies later in life, this procedure will focus on predicative behavior such as aggressiveness and anti-social attitudes. Thus it will examine the root link between personality and behavior and attitude rather than behavior and delinquency."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lipsey, M.W., and Derzon, J.H. 1998. Predictors of violent or serious delinquency in adolescence and early adulthood: A synthesis of longitudinal research. In Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions, edited by R. Loeber and D.P. Farrington. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 86-105.
  • Moffitt, T.E., Lynam, D., and Silva, P.A. 1994. Neuropsychological tests predict persistent male delinquency. Criminology 32(2):101-124.
  • Steinberg, L. 1987. Single parents, stepparents, and the susceptibility of adolescents to antisocial peer pressure. Child Development 58(1):269-275.
  • Tremblay, R.E., and LeMarquand, D. 2001. Individual risk and protective factors. In Child Delinquents: Development, Intervention, and Service Needs, edited by R. Loeber and D.P. Farrington. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 137-164.
  • Wasserman, G.A., and Seracini, A.G. 2001. Family risk factors and interventions. In Child Delinquents: Development, Intervention, and Service Needs, edited by R. Loeber and D.P. Farrington. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 165-189.

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