Sensation seeking and antisocial behaviour

Miguel Angel Alcazar-Corcoles, Antonio Javier Verdejo-Garcia, Jose Carlos Bouso Saiz, Joaquin Ortega

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Nowadays, there is an increasing body of research linking the novelty seeking dimension with the brain reward system: the mesocortical dopaminergic system. The objective of this review is to analyze the relationships between novelty seeking, risk, and reward, and their links with externalization behaviours (antisocial, risk, and drug abuse behaviours). The integration of these theories, along with the results of the research reviewed, suggests that the maturing of the rewarding dopaminergic system in the adolescence may underline temperamental traits such as impulsivity and novelty seeking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75 - 80
Number of pages6
JournalAnuario de Psicologia Juridica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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