A proportion of young adults with a history of antisocial behaviour are able to change their behaviour for the better, while others are unable to alter their behaviours. What factors contribute to these outcomes?
What is this research about?
In collaboration with Research on Individual Antisocial Trajectories (RESIST), we investigate the development of young adults with histories of antisocial behaviour. To this end, we study various underlying psychological and neurobiological processes.
We made use of data from a unique cohort of Dutch individuals who were arrested by the police before the age of twelve. We followed them through adolescence and during their current stage of development: emerging adulthood. We also collect similar data from individuals without a history of antisocial behaviour.
What does the research yield?
We hope to gain insight into the factors that cause some adolescents to persist in anti-social behaviour while others manage to adapt their behaviour across a given amount of time
RESIST is also affiliated with the work package of the NeurolabNL Start impulse project, concerning the brain development of youth with problematic anti-social behaviour.
This project is supported by an AMMODO grant, awarded to Eveline Crone.