An introduction to the special issue on advances in process and dynamic system analysis of social interaction and the development of antisocial behavior

Thomas J. Dishion, James Snyder

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A thorough understanding of how social relationships contribute to child and adolescent trajectories for antisocial behavior may be facilitated by: (a) ascertaining multiple relationship processes (e.g., warmth and reciprocity, coercion and deviancy training); (b) focusing on multiple relationships (e.g., with parents, peers, siblings, and teachers); and (c) assessing relationship processes using increasingly sophisticated measurement and theoretical models (e.g., global ratings and sequential and dynamical systems analyses) of observed microsocial interaction. The reports comprising this special issue, and how they build on and advance previous research efforts, are described from this frame of reference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • antisocial behavior
  • dynamic systems
  • microsocial processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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