Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to…

9.1 Describe the key features of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

Explain how conduct problems vary as a function of children’s age of onset, gender, and capacity for prosocial emotions.

9.2 Discuss some of the main causes of children’s conduct problems across genetic, biological, psychological, familial, and social-cultural levels of analysis.

Outline three main developmental pathways to conduct problems in youths.

9.3 Describe and give examples of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for childhood conduct problems.