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Self-serving cognitive distortions and antisocial behavior among adults and adolescents
Div Forens Psychiat, Skåne Univ Hosp, Lund, Sweden.; Lund Univ, Lund, Sweden.
Örebro University, Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences.
Dev Program, Swedish Prison & Probat Service, Norrköping, Sweden; Swedish Prison & Probat Serv, Qual Treatment Program, Swedish Prison & Probat Serv, Norrköping, Sweden..
Linköping Univ, Dept Medicine & Health Science, Linköping, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Criminal justice and behavior, ISSN 0093-8548, E-ISSN 1552-3594, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 286-301Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The reliability and validity of the self-report questionnaire How I Think (HIT), designed to assess self-serving cognitive distortions related to antisocial behavior, was tested among Swedish offender and nonoffender adults and adolescents (N = 364). The results showed self-serving distortions to be more common among offenders and to predict self-reported antisocial behavior when tested among adults. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed, in contrast to earlier findings, that the underlying structure of the HIT was best explained by a three-factor solution with one major cognitive factor, referred to as "criminal mind." It was concluded that the HIT, after further examination of its structural and divergent validity, could be used as a measure of criminal thinking in adults as well as in adolescents.

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Sage Publications, 2011. Vol. 38, no 3, p. 286-301
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HIT, self-serving cognitive distortions, antisocial behavior, criminal attitudes, dynamic risk assessment
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Law and Society Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55616DOI: 10.1177/0093854810396139ISI: 000286810400005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79551606592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55616DiVA, id: diva2:1073528
Available from: 2017-02-10 Created: 2017-02-10 Last updated: 2018-05-07Bibliographically approved

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