Early Temperamental and Psychophysiological Precursors of Adult Psychopathic Personality

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dc.contributor.author Glenn, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Raine, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Venables, Peter
dc.contributor.author Mednick, Sarnoff A.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-09T15:53:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-09T15:53:23Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Glenn, A., Raine, A., Venables, P., Mednick, S. (2007): Early Temperamental and Psychophysiological Precursors of Adult Psychopathic Personality. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116(3). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/7774
dc.description.abstract Emerging research on psychopathy in children and adolescents raises the question of whether indicators, such as temperament or psychophysiology, exist very early in life in those with a psychopathic-like personality in adulthood. This study tests the hypothesis that individuals who are more psychopathic in adulthood would be less fearful and inhibited, and more stimulation seeking / sociable at age 3, and would also show reduced age 3 skin conductance responsivity. In a community sample of 335 3-year olds, behavioral measures of temperament were taken and electrodermal activity recorded in response to both orienting and aversive tones. Hare’s Self-Report Psychopathy scale (SRP-II) was administered at follow-up at age 28. Individuals scoring higher on the measure were significantly less fearful and inhibited, more sociable, and displayed longer SC half-recovery times to aversive stimuli compared to controls at age 3. Contrary to predictions, they also showed increased autonomic arousal and skin conductance orienting. Findings appear to be the first to suggest that a prospective link may exist between temperament and psychophysiology in very young children, and psychopathic personality in adulthood. en_US
dc.description.uri https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.116.3.508
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dc.language English en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Pathological en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychopathology en_US
dc.title Early Temperamental and Psychophysiological Precursors of Adult Psychopathic Personality en_US
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