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Psychopathy is a personality disorder consisting of dysfunctional affective interpersonal features (Factor 1) and impulsive-antisocial behavior (Factor 2) that exhibit differential associations with palmar skin conductance (SC) reactivity. The goal of this study was to determine whether the distinct SC reactivity observed in incarcerated psychopaths(More)
The characteristics of stimuli that elicit skin conductance responses (SCRs) have been conceptualized in varied ways, with strong emphasis on the significance or arousing quality of stimuli. Our goal was to determine whether "significance" can be shown to have an effect on SCRs independent of "arousal," using words as stimuli. Ratings of words indicated(More)
OBJECTIVE The Blue Button feature of online patient portals promotes patient engagement by allowing patients to easily download their personal health information. This study examines the adoption and use of the Blue Button feature in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) personal health record portal, My HealtheVet. MATERIALS AND METHODS An online(More)
OBJECTIVE Earlier analyses have shown that, among currently well individuals with no history of panic attacks, a family history of panic disorder is associated with a greater likelihood of panic symptoms after exposure to 35% CO2 and of ventilatory-response abnormalities during inhalation of 5% CO2. An association of those features with a subsequent onset(More)
The broad personality trait of disinhibition reflects the tendency to behave in an underconstrained versus overconstrained manner and is associated with externalizing psychopathology and risk-taking behaviors. This article describes the development and initial validation of the Disinhibition Inventory (DIS-I), a multifaceted measure of disinhibition that(More)
Psychological interventions have a long history of successful treatment of patients suffering from mental health and certain medical conditions. At the same time, psychotherapy research has revealed key areas of growth for optimizing patient care. These include identifying novel treatment delivery methods that increase treatment adherence, developing new(More)
Recommended Citation Nordling, Jamie Koenig. "Pathways to bullying: early attachment, anger proneness, and social information processing in the development of bullying behavior, victimization, sympathy, and anti-bullying attitudes." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, Megan Carlson. I particularly would like to thank Dr. Rebecca Brock for her patience and(More)
Research has demonstrated consistently that a broad range of personality traits affect intimate relationship quality; however, most of this research has used only self-ratings of personality. More recently, researchers have acknowledged that how partners perceive one another may also influence intimate relationships. The primary goal of the present study(More)
OBJECTIVE Substantial evidence exists to indicate bidirectional relationships between obesity and depressive disorders and the importance of fat distribution to this relationship. This analysis used a well-characterized sample of individuals in late adolescence to determine the association between depressive illness and fat distribution. METHOD Medically(More)