A Good Start - Early Prevention of Antisocial Behaviour
07 / 2010 - 07 / 2015
Early aggression predicts behavioral problems later in life. Environmental factors interact with genetics, biological factors and neurocognition in the development of aggression. Different patterns of aggression and the risk of anti-social development might be better understood by exploring the interaction of these factors in very young children. In the present study 'high risk' mothers are coached during pregnancy and the early years of motherhood to prevent behavioral problems in their children. Behavioral patterns are related to genetics, neurobiology and neurocognition in a developmental perspective. Effectiveness of the intervention is evaluated (in comparison to a control group) in relation to this complex interaction.