Adolescent Psychopathy and the Big Five: Results from Two Samples

  title={Adolescent Psychopathy and the Big Five: Results from Two Samples},
  author={Donald R. Lynam and Avshalom Caspi and Terrie E. Moffitt and Adrian Raine and Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
The present study examines the relation between psychopathy and the Big Five dimensions of personality in two samples of adolescents. Specifically, the study tests the hypothesis that the aspect of psychopathy representing selfishness, callousness, and interpersonal manipulation (Factor 1) is most strongly associated with low Agreeableness, whereas the aspect of psychopathy representing impulsivity, instability, and social deviance (Factor 2) is associated with low Agreeableness, low… 

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