Affective startle potentiation differentiates primary and secondary variants of juvenile psychopathy.

  title={Affective startle potentiation differentiates primary and secondary variants of juvenile psychopathy.},
  author={Eva R Kimonis and Kostas A Fanti and Natalie Goulter and Jason R Hall},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  volume={29 4},
Individuals with psychopathic traits show an attenuated emotional response to aversive stimuli. However, recent evidence suggests heterogeneity in emotional reactivity among individuals with psychopathic or callous-unemotional (CU) traits in the identification of primary and secondary subtypes, or variants. We hypothesized that primary CU variants will respond with blunted affect to negatively valenced stimuli, whereas individuals with a history of childhood maltreatment, fitting with… CONTINUE READING
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