Forensic Psychology

Causes of Antisocial Traits

Do all abused children develop antisocial traits?

It is important to stress that the majority of abused children do not grow up to develop antisocial traits. According to some estimates, in fact, as much as one-third of abused children grow up without significant psychological damage. However, the risk of the child developing antisocial traits increases with more severe abuse and with the presence of other risk factors, such as poverty, poor schools, etc.


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