The cascade of chaos: from early adversity to interpersonal aggression

Figueredo, A.J., Black, C.J., Patch, E.A., Heym, N. ORCID: 0000-0003-2414-8854, Piccoli Ferreira, J.H.B., Corrêa Varella, M.A., Pereira de Felipe, R., Marui Cosentino, L.A., Nalon Castro, F., Natividade, J.C., Hattori, W.T., Pérez-Ramos, M., Madison, G. and Barcellos Ferreira Fernandes, H., 2020. The cascade of chaos: from early adversity to interpersonal aggression. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. ISSN 2330-2925 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

We developed a cascade model to reconstruct the hypothesized developmental progression from (1) increased resource instability during childhood to (2) decreased maternal sensitivity during childhood to (3) social vulnerability cognitive schemata to (4) faster life history strategies to (5) decreased behavioral regulation to (6) more pronounced “Dark Triad” personalities to (7) higher levels of interpersonal aggression in adulthood. The hypothesized cascade model also evaluated the cross-cultural generality of this theoretically-specified developmental progression across a sampling of different societies: (1) the United States of America (N=144); (2) Mexico (N=118); (3) Brazil (N=1091, distributed across 3 data collection sites); (4) Sweden (N=144); and (5) the United Kingdom (N=260).  Out of 21 interactive tests of the cross-cultural robustness of the main model parameters, only five reached statistical significance, and were relatively small in magnitude compared to their main effects. In no case did the magnitude and direction of the interaction completely reverse that of the corresponding main effect of the predictor, but merely either augmented or attenuated it somewhat across the affected study sites. We conclude that the results generally supported both the configural and metric invariance of the cascade model to a relatively high, albeit imperfect, degree.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences
Creators: Figueredo, A.J., Black, C.J., Patch, E.A., Heym, N., Piccoli Ferreira, J.H.B., Corrêa Varella, M.A., Pereira de Felipe, R., Marui Cosentino, L.A., Nalon Castro, F., Natividade, J.C., Hattori, W.T., Pérez-Ramos, M., Madison, G. and Barcellos Ferreira Fernandes, H.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Date: 20 May 2020
ISSN: 2330-2925
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 10 Aug 2020 15:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 15:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40414

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