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With reference to empirical studies, critically discuss the factors which can influence the development of antisocial behaviour

Use JOURNAL ARTICLES – at least 8 journal articles


Remember it is a critical essay – write accordingly

Always back your points

Critically evaluate


In the essay you should:

  • Describe and outline key concepts, methodologies and theories relevant to their choice of question
  • Develop, structure and present coherent arguments addressing the question of choice
  • Answer the question as set, omitting irrelevant material
  • Make effective and appropriate use of empirical evidence and appropriate primary critical sources to support their arguments
  • Include critical evaluation
  • Communicate effectively in written form
  • Use APA referencing convention appropriately
This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Knowledge and understanding Demonstrating comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the materials relevant to the question, selected key approach(es)40 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Critical evaluation Demonstrating a critical approach and appreciation of controversies/contradictions in the area, and depth of argument40 pts
This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Academic practice Adopting a clear and sophisticated style of writing20 pts

Some articles to look at:

Anderson, C. A., Shibuya, A., Ihori, N., Swing, E. L., Bushman, B.J., Sakamoto, A., Rothstein, H.R., & Saleem, M. (2010). Violent video game effects on aggression, empathy, and prosocial behavioural Eastern and Western countries. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 151-173

Ferguson, C.J. (2015). Do Angry Birds Make for Angry Children? A Meta-Analysis of Video Game Influences on Children’s and Adolescents’ Aggression, Mental Health, Prosocial Behaviour, and Academic Performance. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(5), 646–666

Fergusson, C.J. & Savage, J. (2012). Have recent studies addressed methodological issues raised by five decades of television violence research? A critical  review. Aggression and violent behaviour, 17(2), 107-170

Type of service: Academic paper Writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: Psychology
Pages/words: 13/3400
Number of Sources: 10
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper Format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English

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