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  1. Timothy R. Stickle

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0359

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Stickle, T. R. 2010. Firesetting. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

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  1. University of Vermont

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Intentional firesetting by children and adolescents causes thousands of deaths, serious injuries, more than $300 million in property damage yearly, and numerous other serious consequences for children, families, and communities (Stickle & Kaufman, 2008).


  • firesetting;
  • conduct disorder;
  • conduct problems;
  • behavioral treatment