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Depressie en agressie onder forensische patiënten

Gehring, Charlotte (2013) Depressie en agressie onder forensische patiënten.

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Abstract:People who are struggling with a mental disorder have a bigger change to show aggressive behavior than people without a mental disorder. A mental disorder can influence aggressive behavior because it interferes with the desire to regulate behavior because these people do not focus on the costs of their behavior towards the outside world. Because these people are especially focused on themselves and their problems, an overload of negative feelings can overcome these persons because these feelings are not the same as their desires. Depression can be a strong predictor for aggression because often there are a lot of negative feelings involved. This study is focusing on the differences between the different dimensions of depression and aggression and the relation between them. Digital versions of the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) and the Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL) were used. Significant positive correlations were found between de hostility scale of the AVL and the three subscales of the BDI. This means that people who quickly have thoughts about injustice and malignant intentions, also have more quickly complaints related to a depression such as physical complaints, physical complaint focused on the mental side, and psychological complaint. These results are applicable for the used group: mainly a male Dutch population with an age between 23 and 51. To say more about other groups more research has to be done with other groups.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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