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Conduct problems: Callous-unemotional traits as a subtyping index Seminar

16:30 - 17:00
13 October 2011
Shackleton Building (bldg. 44), level 3, room 3095. Tea and coffee will be served in the iZone (room 3096) from 15.45.

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Barbara Seiter on 02380 595578 or email .

Event details

More than fifteen years of research now underscores the behavioural and emotional differences between the callous-unemotional and non-callous subtypes of children with antisocial behaviour.

Research from our lab and others has documented that children with callous-unemotional traits may be genetically vulnerable to antisocial behaviour, while those without callous-unemotional traits appear to have primarily environmental aetiology to their antisocial behaviour. The two groups may also show differences in their neural reactivity to emotional stimuli, although this research is still very preliminary and several outstanding questions remain. I will round off by briefly discussing the implications of the current evidence base for prevention and intervention.

Speaker information

Professor Essi Viding,Essi Viding did her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. She is currently Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London and co-directs the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit there with Dr. Eamon McCrory. Her research combines different methodologies in an effort to chart developmental pathways to persistent antisocial behaviour.

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