B287 - Antisocial behaviour in girls BAT Study - 01/06/2000

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Principal applicant name: 
Prof Barbara Maughan (King's College London, UK)
Title of project: 
Antisocial behaviour in girls (BAT Study).
Proposal summary: 

Though universally documented, sex differences in antisocial disorders remain poorly understood, and existing theory and evidence couses heavily on males. This proposal outlines an integrated programme of studies - spanning early childhood to the adult years - designed to test psychosocial influences on sex differences, and to provide the basis for a life-course perspective on antisocial behaviour in girls. Building on collaborations with three ongoing UK and US epidemiology/longitudinal studies the programme tests: (i) influences on the emergence of sex differences in early childhood; (ii) contrasting developmental models for the onset and persistance of girls' antisocial behaviour in childhood and adolescence, and for continuities to problems in psychosocial functioning in adult life; and (iii) biological and psychosocial risks for the development of depressive co-morbidity in early adolescence, and for the onset and recurrence of low mood in adult life.

Date proposal received: 
Thursday, 1 June, 2000
Date proposal approved: 
Thursday, 1 June, 2000
Antisocial Behaviour
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