psychopathic personality


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psychopathic personality

[¦sī·kə¦path·ik ‚pər·sə′nal·əd·ē]
(psychology)
An emotionally immature individual characterized by pronounced defects in judgment and prone to impulsive, generally amoral or antisocial behavior.
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De todos ellos, el Handbook of Psychopathy (Hare & Neumann, 2006; Lilienfeld & Fowler, 2006) recoge como los mas relevantes la PCLR, la Levenson's Primary and Secondary Psychopathy Scales (LPSP) (Levenson, Khiel, & Fitzpatrick, 1995), la Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (SRP) (Hare, 1985), y el Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI) (Lilienfeld & Andrews, 1996).
In view of the inconsistency present in the empirical evidence and the lack of indirect effects research of impulsiveness, narcissism and CU traits simultaneously, the aim of this study was to analyse the joint influences of these psychopathic personality traits and neighbourhood risk on adolescent antisocial behaviour in a Spanish sample.
(25) Hervey Cleckley, The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Re-Interpret Some Issues About the So-called Psychopathic Personality (1st ed.
Both models focus on sexual risk-taking, substance use and psychopathic personality traits as core marker variables of social development in adolescence.
Notwithstanding the evidences supporting the usefulness of psychopathic personality as a potential precursor of long-lasting conduct problems (Herpers, Rommelse, Bons, Buitelar, & Scheepers, 2012), some concerns have also been raised around the construct on youth populations.
But what makes the psychopathic personality so interesting is that it's not defined by a single trait, but a constellation of traits."
The study also illustrates specific crime scene behaviors that suggest an offender with psychopathic personality traits, as well as the implications of these traits for investigators.
We submitted expert evidence which suggested that at least one, if not both of them, might be suffering from a psychopathic personality disorder.
After years of reduced visibility, the psychopathic personality has returned to prominence in both the popular imagination and in the domain of clinical psychiatry.
Family massacres such as Sunday's are more likely to be, Merhej said, "the result of a lonely, psychopathic personality who obviously needed a lot of help, but who couldn't get it."