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The Development of Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking: Sources of Between- and Within-Individual Differences Over Time and Across Sex

Abstract Criminological theories have long incorporated personality traits as key explanatory factors and have generally relied on assumptions of trait stability. However, growing evidence from a variety of fields including criminology, psychology, and neurobiology is demonstrating that personality traits are malleable over the life-course, and substantial individual variation exists in the developmental patterns of personality traits over time. This research is forcing criminologists to consider how and why “enduring” individual characteristics may change over the life course in ways that are meaningfully related to offending. Two traits that have been consistently linked to offending and conflated in key criminological theories (i.e. Gottfredson a... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Hannula, Kara Valentina (Author) / Sweeten, Gary (Advisor) / Decker, Scott (Committee member) / Fine, Adam (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Developmental psychology / Psychology / antisocial behavior / impulsivity / offending / self-control / sensation-seeking / trait development
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 221 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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