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Magallania (Punta Arenas)

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Abstract

MOLINET OYARZUN, ERIC; VELASQUEZ CASTRO, DANIEL  and  ESTRADA GOIC, CLAUDIA. RELATION BETWEEN IMPLICIT ABOUT STABILITY OF HUMAN NATURE, SOCIAL ENVIROMENT AND CRIMINAL RECIDIVSM IN PRISIONERS FROM PUNTA ARENAS PENITENCIARY. Magallania [online]. 2007, vol.35, n.2, pp.151-157. ISSN 0718-2244.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22442007000200012.

This investigation report deals with a possible relation between tortious recidivism and the implicit theories about stability of the human nature and social environment. Its main hypothesis is that having a static view of the human nature and social environment implies higher recidivism rates. We are based on Dweck postulates (1996) which state that those having beliefs regarding that people have a relatively fixed and not malleable central core, think that people do not change, so they behave in relation to this view. In a study carried out in Punta Arenas in which 48 prisoners took part, a significant relation between both variables was found. High recidivisms were linked to a static view of the human nature and social environment whereas low recidivisms were linked to more flexible views. Implications of this result for the psychosocial intervention for reintegration are presented together with the new questions arisen from this preliminary investigation

Keywords : Implicit theory; recidivism; social identity.

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