English 1200 (006)
L. H. Robinson
*The Relationship between Ineffective Parenting and Callous/*Unemotional Traits among Children
I also concluded, from my hypothesis, that children who establish callous/unemotional traits are the children who tend to have high conduct disorders throughout their childhood and as an adult. I truly believe this because they have no emotions and they are made insensitive to other people, so therefore they have the conscious mind to commit horrible crimes and mischievous behaviors. These children are also not very easy to enter into relationships and fall in love. Since they were never shown much love as a child, it becomes hard for them to display affections to other people. I also think that callous/unemotional traits affect more than just the child. I think it goes even further to effect the child’s child(ren).
I asked my psychology professor to reflect on this topic and tell me what her outlook on this topic is. She responded by saying that, “I am no expert in the subject, but based on my knowledge of child development, one component that can lead to unemotional behavior can be a lack of a caring parental relationship. Being unemotional serves as a protective factor for the child- since they do not expect anyone to care about them, they therefore do not act emotional or caring towards others. Also, if their parent is unemotional, they lack an appropriate model for what emotional behavior looks like (remember when we talked about social learning theory?), so all they know is unemotional behavior.” So based on my professor’s thoughts along with my hypothesis, I began my research on the causes of callous/unemotional behavior among children.
This research information supports, as well as, contradicts my hypothesis in numerous ways. It first goes to say thatchildren, who receive consistent and less stricture parenting, are the children who callous/unemotional traits...