Assessing psychopathic attributes in a noninstitutionalized population.

  title={Assessing psychopathic attributes in a noninstitutionalized population.},
  author={Michael R. Levenson and Kent A. Kiehl and Colleen M. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={68 1},
The present study examined antisocial dispositions in 487 university students. Primary and secondary psychopathy scales were developed to assess a protopsychopathic interpersonal philosophy. An antisocial action scale also was developed for purposes of validation. The primary, secondary, and antisocial action scales were correlated with each other and with boredom susceptibility and disinhibition but not with experience seeking and thrill and adventure seeking. Secondary psychopathy was… CONTINUE READING
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