The relation of psychopathy to concurrent aggression and antisocial behavior in high-risk adolescent girls and boys

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2007
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Author: Penney, S.
Abstract
The present study examined the concurrent relationship between psychopathy characteristics as measured by the PCL:YV and aggressive and antisocial behavior in a sample of 142 high-risk adolescent girls and boys. The unique relationship between each of three PCL:YV factors (Arrogant and Deceitful Interpersonal Style, Deficient Affective Experience, and Impulsive and Irresponsible Behavioral Style) and outcomes was evaluated to determine which aspects of psychopathy are most crucially linked to aggressive and antisocial behavior in adolescents. Dependent measures were expanded to include both relational and physical forms of aggression to better capture meaningful outcomes for girls and boys. Regression analyses showed that the relationships between psychopathic features and outcomes were equivalent for boys and girls, and that deficits in affect were most consistently associated with aggression. These findings are concordant with the well established finding in developmental research showing that deficits in empathy and affect regulation are associated with aggression.
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Penney, S. R. & Moretti, M. M. (2007). The relation of psychopathy to concurrent aggression and antisocial behavior in high-risk adolescent girls and boys. Behavioral Sciences & The Law, 25(1), 21-41. doi:10.1002/bsl.715, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bsl.715/epdf. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving'.
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Behavioral Sciences & The Law
Document title
The relation of psychopathy to concurrent aggression and antisocial behavior in high-risk adolescent girls and boys
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Wiley Online Library
Date
2007
Volume
25
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1
First page
21
Last page
41
Publisher DOI
10.1002/bsl.715
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