Learning Objectives

9.1 Explain the nature of intelligence and how it is related to life outcomes, particularly to criminal behavior.

9.2 Discuss temperament and its role in forming personality.

9.3 State the role of the autonomic nervous system and classical conditioning in building a conscience.

9.4 Describe the major psychological traits associated with criminal behavior as defined by lifestyle theory.

9.5 Explain the differences among antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, and sociopathy.

9.6 Evaluate the psychosocial perspective.

9.7 Debate the policy recommendations of psychosocial theories.