Product of their environment? Scientists study the link between a violent community and antisocial behavior in kids

A new study has shown that children who grow up exposed to violent behaviors have a higher chance of growing up to be violent ant anti-social themselves. This study can be used to recognize at risk children early and place them in programs or perform preventative measures to help in their mental development and well being.

Key Takeaways:

  • Violence and social anxiety or antisocial behaviors are shown to have a link with children
  • Living in an environment with violence is what will change children into having those problems down the road.
  • It is mainly affecting men, and this antisocial psychopathy will give them high risk, violent and even manipulative tendencies as they grow.

“The findings of the study have revealed that children and adolescents who are often exposed to a violent community — where fights, chases, or threats are present — are more likely to be antisocial compared to those who are not exposed to such environment.”