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dc.contributor.authorMurrie, Daniel C.
dc.contributor.authorMarcus, David K.
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Zina
dc.contributor.authorSalekin, Randall T.
dc.contributor.authorVincent, Gina M.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:23.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:07:08Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:07:08Z
dc.date.issued2007-06-27
dc.date.submitted2011-01-31
dc.identifier.citationJ Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Jul;48(7):714-23. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01734.x">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0021-9630 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01734.x
dc.identifier.pmid17593152
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45267
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Recently, researchers have sought to measure psychopathy-like features among youth in hopes of identifying children who may be progressing toward a particularly destructive form of adult pathology. However, it remains unclear whether psychopathy-like personality features among youth are best conceptualized as dimensional (distributed along a continuum) or taxonic (such that youth with psychopathic personality characteristics are qualitatively distinct from non-psychopathic youth). METHODS: This study applied taxometric analyses (MAMBAC, MAXEIG, and L-Mode) to scores from two primary measures of youth psychopathy features: the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (N = 757) and the self-report Antisocial Process Screening Device (N = 489) among delinquent boys. RESULTS: All analyses supported a dimensional structure, indicating that psychopathy features among youth are best understood as existing along a continuum. CONCLUSIONS: Although youth clearly vary in the degree to which they manifest psychopathy-like personality traits, there is no natural, discrete class of young 'psychopaths.' This finding has implications for developmental theory, treatment, assessment strategies, research, and clinical/forensic practice.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01734.x
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAntisocial Personality Disorder
dc.subjectFactor Analysis, Statistical
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subject*Interview, Psychological
dc.subjectJuvenile Delinquency
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectPrisoners
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMental and Social Health
dc.subjectPsychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.titleYouth with psychopathy features are not a discrete class: a taxometric analysis
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
dc.source.volume48
dc.source.issue7
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/367
dc.identifier.contextkey1754399
html.description.abstract<p>BACKGROUND: Recently, researchers have sought to measure psychopathy-like features among youth in hopes of identifying children who may be progressing toward a particularly destructive form of adult pathology. However, it remains unclear whether psychopathy-like personality features among youth are best conceptualized as dimensional (distributed along a continuum) or taxonic (such that youth with psychopathic personality characteristics are qualitatively distinct from non-psychopathic youth).</p> <p>METHODS: This study applied taxometric analyses (MAMBAC, MAXEIG, and L-Mode) to scores from two primary measures of youth psychopathy features: the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (N = 757) and the self-report Antisocial Process Screening Device (N = 489) among delinquent boys.</p> <p>RESULTS: All analyses supported a dimensional structure, indicating that psychopathy features among youth are best understood as existing along a continuum.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: Although youth clearly vary in the degree to which they manifest psychopathy-like personality traits, there is no natural, discrete class of young 'psychopaths.' This finding has implications for developmental theory, treatment, assessment strategies, research, and clinical/forensic practice.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_cmhsr/367
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages714-23


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