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NCJ Number: 228587 Find in a Library
Title: Low Resting Heart Rate and Antisocial Behavior: A Brief Review of Evidence and Preliminary Results From a New Test
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:36  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:1115-1130
Author(s): Todd A. Armstrong; Shawn Keller; Travis W. Franklin; Scott N. MacMillan
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77340
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between resting heart rate and antisocial behavior.
Abstract: Results found that those with low resting heart rates reported higher levels of severe antisocial behavior and aggressive behavior. The relationship between resting heart rate and antisocial behavior appears to be stronger when the measure of antisocial behavior indexes more serious acts, with the relationship between low resting heart rate and aggressive behavior measure being the strongest. This finding is consistent with earlier research showing that heart rate is related to aggressive forms of antisocial behavior, but not to nonaggressive antisocial behavior. Data were collected from 105 students in a large introductory criminology and criminal justice class at Sam Houston State University, TX, using a one-way analysis of an ANOVA model. Table, figure, appendix, and references
Main Term(s): Antisocial attitudes; Genetic influences on behavior; Physical fitness
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Behavioral science research; Dietary influences on behavior; Genetic influences on behavior; Medical research; Violence causes; Violent-nonviolent behavior comparisons
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