publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Prosocial reasoning and emotions in young offenders and non-offenders

Llorca-Mestre, Anna; Malonda-Vidal, Elisabeth; Samper-García, Paula;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context (issn: 1889-1861, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sociedad Española de Psicología Jurídica y Forense
Abstract The aim of this study was to analyse the cognitive processes (prosocial moral reasoning, perspective taking) and emotional processes (empathic concern, emotional instability, state-trait anger) which interact in predicting aggressive behaviour and prosocial behaviour of adolescents who have committed a crime and those who have not, for the purpose of establishing the predictor variables in both groups. Participants were 440 adolescents, 220 of them young offenders residing in four youth detention centres in Valencia, in which they were serving court sentences (67.3% men and 32.7% women). The other 220 were enrolled in public and private schools within t...
free text keywords: Prosocial moral reasoning, Emotions, Aggression, Prosocial behaviour, Delinquency, Razonamiento moral prosocial, Emociones, Agresividad, Conducta prosocial, Delincuencia, Criminal law and procedure, K5000-5582, Psychology, BF1-990, Prosocial behavior, Social psychology
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