nervious system- something biological about you that is predisposed. individual has a nervous system that is less sensitive to the environmental stimuli and it may make them slow or impossible to learn prosocial behavior. slowing down the growth may not be learning to control the antisocial behavior. ex parents teach their child prosocial behavior but their child is slow to learn it
1. fear theory- less responsive to feelings of fear. if system is less responsive to the nervous system, they dont develop appropriate levels of fear than you will engage in antisocial behavior. because of the fear of what will happen if you commit a crime and you may not be afriad of what can happen to you
2. stimulation theory- looking for trouble to get some stimulation. you look for trouble to get that stimulation because the nervious system is not letting them have it
- research: evolutionary theories? no
- biosocial theory- yes/no genes may not be a nec. factor but environmental is
biochemical theories- hormones? hostile and higher aggression will most likely to be invovled with crime. pregnant women are more likely to have male babies with antisocial behavior disorder
*ultimately: really hard to separate the effects of biologically and social factors, associations that we make are not causations, prevention and treatent;things like diet we can controll these things.