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How can we use knowledge about the neurobiology of emotion recognition in practice?

Hunnikin, Laura and Van Goozen, Stephanie 2018. How can we use knowledge about the neurobiology of emotion recognition in practice? Journal of Criminal Justice 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.01.005
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Children with antisocial behaviour show consistent emotion recognition difficulties that are thought to contribute to their aggressive and negative behaviours. Current treatments for antisocial youths are limited in effectiveness but research is beginning to show that emotion recognition training is a viable treatment option. This article considers the role of emotion recognition in antisocial behaviour, the neurobiological factors thought to contribute to emotion recognition impairments and current research showing that training these individuals to recognise emotions in others represents a feasible and potentially successful treatment option. We have outlined a program of research that once implemented will improve our understanding of the causal role of emotion recognition in the development of serious and persistent antisocial behaviour in youth.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0047-2352
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 August 2017
Date of Acceptance: 12 January 2018
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 06:16

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