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Childhood Intelligence and the Emergence of Self-control

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Course Description:

This course is based upon material published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior by Sage Publications on behalf of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP).  This course, including the continuing education credits are offered free of charge as a benefit to all IACFP members. 

 

Abstract:

Self-control represents, perhaps, one of the most robust predictors of antisocial behavior uncovered by behavioral scientists. What remains more unclear; however, are the exact sources of individual differences in levels of self-control. Emergent evidence along these lines is beginning to suggest that levels of intelligence—another robust correlate of antisocial behavior—may play an important role in predicting the development of self-control. Moreover, the influence of intelligence may begin to manifest very early in development. Building on prior work, the current study seeks to explore the role of intelligence in predicting levels of self-control in children. Our findings suggest that higher levels of intelligence predict higher levels of self-control beyond other traditional criminological and sociological variables including parenting practices and parental levels of self-control. These findings further underscore the relevance of intellectual functioning for a host of impactful traits in humans.

 

Forensic and clinical psychologists can benefit from this course.  In addition, this course is appropriate for social workers and professional counselors, especially those interested in forensic psychology or those who work within the criminal justice system. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge of childhood intelligence and the self-control.

 

Authors: Petkovsek and Boutwell  

 

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding childhood intelligence and the emergence of self-control.  Specifically, a professional will:

  • Identify correlates of antisocial behavior
  • Distinguish when the influence of intelligence level begins manifest itself in childhood development
  • Describe the relationship between higher levels of intelligence and self-control

 

 

Citation: Petkovsek and Boutwell   (2014). Childhood intelligence and the emergence of self-control. Criminal Justice and Behavior Vol 41 No 10

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