Decision Making of Inmates: Testing Social Information Processing Concepts Using Vignettes

About the Course:

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.

Publication Date:

Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 12(1) 2016


Kendra N Bowen, PhD
Jennifer J Roberts, PhD
Eric J Kocian, PhD

Recommended For:

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe Crick and Dodge’s (1994) reformulated Social Information Processing (SIP) theory.

  2. Discuss past research on SIP theory and aggression in people.

  3. Describe the salient results and limitations of the present study.

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Course Number: 102334
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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