Psychopathy

May
27

Interpersonal-Affective and Antisocial-Impulsive Psychopathic Traits Influence Drug Use Differently in Men and Women

Antisocial-Impulsive psychopathic traits may serve as a risk factor for drug use while interpersonal-affective psychopathic traits may serve as a protective factor against drug use. However, gender may influence the effect of psychopathic traits on drug use. . This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is […]

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Apr
22

The CAPP Provides Support for a Bi-Factor Model of Psychopathy

The CAPP captures psychopathy using a bi-factor model of psychopathy with one global factor and three residual sub-factors.. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured […]

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Apr
01

(Anti)Social Influence on Adolescent Offenders with Psychopathic Traits

Social environment and antisocial influence of peers may play a role in explaining the impact of psychopathic traits in juveniles. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured […]

By Amber Watkins | Juvenile Offenders . Psychopathy
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Mar
18

Negative Affectivity as an Explanation for the Overlap between Psychopathy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This large study of undergraduate students provides insight into the shared and distinctive etiologies of psychopathy and post-traumatic stress disorder, yielding implications for prevention and intervention efforts for offenders with these disorders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of […]

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Nov
20

Shame and Guilt are Important to the Understanding of Psychopathy and Psychopathology in Juveniles

For juveniles, shame is positively related to psychopathic behaviors while guilt is negatively related to psychopathic characteristics. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law […]

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Dec
19

Psychopathic Personality Misunderstood by Potential Jury Members

Jury members misunderstand certain aspects of psychopathic personality, appearing to believe that psychopathy is characterized by psychotic symptoms. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | […]

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Mar
14

IQ Moderates the Relation between Psychopathy and Juvenile Offending

IQ was found to moderate the relation between psychopathy and juvenile offending such that the highest levels of offending were found in youth with relatively higher levels of psychopathy and relatively higher IQ. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research […]

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Jan
31

Psychopathy Facets Add Predictive Utility Over and Above Antisocial Personality Disorder

The four facets of psychopathy add predictive utility over and above Antisocial Personality Disorder for various aspects of clinical and criminal behavior. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of […]

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Oct
25

Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R) Validity Scales found to be Necessary and Useful

The Deviant Responding (DV) and Virtuous Responding (VR) validity scales of the Psychopathy Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R) distinguish between those who respond honestly and those who over-report or under-report symptoms. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings […]

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Oct
11

Psychopathy NOT Predictive of Violence in Latino Americans

The power of psychopathy to predict violence may vary by ethnic group. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Law and Human Behavior | 2013, […]

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