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Anti-Social BehaviorA Discussion and Analysis of Group Conflicts For purposes of this research paper it is the intent of this author to present and assess the relationship of deciding not to work within a group format group conflicts with membership and anti-social behavior To this extent this author should like to address a greater understanding of anti-social behavior group conflicts and the pros and cons of same It is the belief of this author that there exists an important social relationship between anti-social behavior and group functioning Shut up you SOB and You can kiss my --- are just a few of the explicatives that researchers were dealing with on a recent study on how to reduce inappropriate behavior in verbally aggressive elderly subjects The researchers succeeded in mitigating the aggressive outbursts of six older people who were diagnosed schizophrenics and institutionalized Their aggressive behavior was monitored in a group setting on the ward and in a socialization hour before and after two three-week training sessions and again five months later The group training sessions included descriptions by the experimenters about the importance of proper verbal behavior role-playing between the experimenters and two psychology interns and then role-playing by the subjects imitating the scenarios they had just seen They were offered social incentives for continued non-aggressive behavior instead of material incentives such as cookies and a soda A well behaved subject would be rewarded by participation in a socialization hour or special recreational outings based on his or her interests Researchers found that after having been taught appropriate social skills and then given adequate incentive to use them the incidence of verbal aggression gradually decreased and stayed consistently low during the five-month follow-up period Brown University 1992 Indeed much research has been done on social and anti-social behavior As indicated research has identified distinct relationships between social and anti-social behavior as well as the influence of same within a group setting Similarly the pre-identified scenario
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