Moral reasoning and conduct problems in children with emotional and behavioural difficulties

Robert James Richard Blair, Jey Monson, Norah Frederickson

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Abstract

This study investigates whether performance on the moral/conventional distinction measure predicts level of childhood conduct problems as indexed by the Psychopathy Screening Device [Frick, P. J., Hare, R. D. (1996). The psychopathy screening device. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems.]. One-hundred and two children with emotional and behavioural difficulties were presented with the moral/conventional distinction measure. Performance on the moral/conventional distinction measure did predict extent of behavioural disturbance. The results are interpreted within the Violence Inhibition Mechanism model of normal and atypical moral development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-811
Number of pages13
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Conduct problems
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Moral reasoning
  • Psychopathy

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  • Psychology(all)

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Moral reasoning and conduct problems in children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. / Blair, Robert James Richard; Monson, Jey; Frederickson, Norah.

In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 31, No. 5, 01.10.2001, p. 799-811.

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