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Psicologia para América Latina

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FORMIGA, Nilton Soares. Human values and deliquent behaviors: the normative base of antisocial and criminal behaviors in brazilian youngs. Psicol. Am. Lat. [online]. 2006, n.7. ISSN 1870-350X.

The increase of the violence between the youngs has called attention the most diverse theoretical perspectives how much to its explanation. The human values have been one construct that it comes contributing for the prediction of this phenomenon. 650 young, both the gender and ages between 15 and 22 years, had participated of the study. Scale of the antisocial and criminal behaviors, Questionnaire of the basic values and demographic questions had answered. To invest in values that they aim at the individualism is capable to foment a bigger intensity of the desviantes behaviors between the young, already values that search the social maintenance of the tradition and norms, a colectivist dimension is possible to do it.

Keywords : Youngs; Antisocial and criminal behaviors; Human values.

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