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Heterogeneity in the development of antisocial behaviour

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Antisocial behaviour is a very wide-ranging term including fighting, stealing temper tantrums and callousness among many other things. It may not make sense to consider these behaviours as a single construct but to identify meaningful subsets that may different causes, outcomes and respond well to different treatments. Many different classification schemes have been put forward in the past, based for example on the form of behaviour (e.g., involving physical aggression or not) or the age of onset. The project will investigate the effectiveness of different classification schemes in a range of existing large-scale datasets, including those suitable for behavioural genetic analyses. This project would be particularly suited to someone wishing to develop skills in advanced quantitative methodologies.


Initial reading:

Moffitt, T. E., Arseneault, L., Jaffee, S. R., Kim-Cohen, J., Koenen, K. C., Odgers, C. L., . . . Viding, E. (2008). Research Review: DSM-V conduct disorder: research needs for an evidence base. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(1), 3-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01823.

Rowe, R. (2014). Commentary: Integrating callous and unemotional traits into the definition of antisocial behaviour a commentary on Frick et al. (2014). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(6), 549-552. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12253

Funding Notes

Requirements: We ask for a good honours degree of 2:1 or above and generally a masters or pending masters (merit or distinction) in Psychology or a related discipline.

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