Crick and Dodge’s (1994) reformulated Social Information Processing (SIP) theory concerns decision making processes, and is particularly salient when considering aggressive and criminal behavior. The purpose of the study presented in this article was to partially test SIP theory on a sample of 330 adult offenders using vignettes with particular attention on self-reported situational decision making.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Decision Making of Inmates: Testing Social Information Processing Concepts Using Vignettes created by Kendra N Bowen, PhD, Jennifer J Roberts, PhD, and Eric J Kocian, PhD in 2016.
Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 12(1) 2016
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Kendra N Bowen, PhD
Dr. Bowen is a Graduate Director and Associate Professor at Texas Christian University, Department of Criminal Justice. Her research focuses on prisoner reentry, sex offenders and situational violence. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Jennifer J Roberts, PhD
Dr. Roberts has served as the doctoral coordinator (six years) and as the off-campus master’s coordinator (five years) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Roberts’ current research interests focus on survey methods with criminal justice populations. Her blind peer-reviewed work has appeared in multiple publications.
Eric J Kocian, PhD
Dr. Kocian is a full-time professor at Saint Vincent College where he teaches in the Criminology, Law, and Society Department. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals.
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers, and who seek knowledge about the decision making of inmates. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe Crick and Dodge's (1994) reformulated Social Information Processing (SIP) theory.
Discuss past research on SIP theory and aggression in people.
Describe the salient results and limitations of the present study.
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