Psychologist discusses theory behind convicted teen's probation sentencing

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by SEBASTIAN ROBERTSON

WFAA

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 6:31 PM

Before a judge sentenced Ethan Couch to 10 years probation for killing four people in a drunken driving accident, she heard that the 16-year-old is a product of “affluenza,” arguing that his wealthy family provided no rational link between behavior and consequences.

According to a social worker who has studied the topic extensively, the effects of this theory are mirrored among teens who grow up on the other side of the economic spectrum, saying they act out much in the same way. 

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