By Randall T. Salekin PhD, Donald R. Lynam PhD
This complete guide synthesizes the swiftly turning out to be learn base on baby and adolescent psychopathy: its nature, reasons, improvement, review, and remedy. The editors and individuals are best professionals who evaluate cutting-edge empirical findings and weigh in on urgent questions, reminiscent of how the illness might be conceptualized in early life and the way to judge it in medical and forensic contexts. to be had evaluate tools and intervention methods are seriously tested. Etiological theories are provided that make clear a number of power causal mechanisms, together with genetics, mind functioning, temperament, family members techniques, and different factors.
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Drawing on firsthand experiences with criminal and delinquent individuals, as well as written accounts of historic figures, McCord and McCord (1964), in their volume The Psychopath: An Essay on the Criminal Mind, emphasized features of affective coldness, social detachment, and dangerousness, along with behavioral disinhibition. These authors described the psychopath as “an asocial, aggressive, highly impulsive person, who feels little or no guilt, and is unable to form lasting bonds of affection with other human beings” (p.
Skeem, Mulvey, and Grisso (2003) examined the validity of Cooke and Michie’s (2001) three factors in relation to violence and other forms of antisocial deviance. They reported that the impulsive–irresponsible (“lifestyle”) factor was most related to overall frequency and severity of criminal offending, incidence of property crimes, and substance-related disorders. The affective factor was most related to historical and future violence and crimes against people. The Interpersonal factor was associated to a lesser degree with past and future criminal deviance than either of the other factors.
Subsequent work (Frick, Boden, & Barry, 2000) suggested that the I/CP factor could be parsed into “impulsive” (bored easily, acts without thinking, fails to plan) and “narcissistic” (high self-importance, brags, uses/cons others) components. Considerable data have accumulated regarding differences between high I/CP children exhibiting low versus high levels of CU tendencies (for recent reviews, see Frick & Dickens, 2006; Frick & Marsee, 2006; Frick & White, 2008). Compared to nonclinical controls and high CU clinic-referred youth, children high in I/CP but low in CU show IQ (especially Verbal IQ) deficits and difficulty in regulating emotions, as evidenced by higher trait anxiousness and enhanced reactivity to negative emotional stimuli of varying types.
Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopathy by Randall T. Salekin PhD, Donald R. Lynam PhD