Can a laboratory measure of emotional processing enhance the statistical prediction of aggression and delinquency in detained adolescents with callous-unemotional traits?

@article{Kimonis2007CanAL,
  title={Can a laboratory measure of emotional processing enhance the statistical prediction of aggression and delinquency in detained adolescents with callous-unemotional traits?},
  author={Eva R Kimonis and Paul J Frick and Lourdes Cabrera Mu{\~n}oz and Katherine J. Aucoin},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          773-85
        }
}
In this cross-sectional study, we investigated whether the combination of the presence of callous-unemotional (CU) traits and emotional deficits to distressing stimuli, assessed by a computerized dot-probe task, enhanced the statistical prediction of aggression and delinquency in a sample of 88 detained and predominantly African-American (68%) adolescents (M age = 15.57; SD = 1.28). Overall, self-reported CU traits were associated with self-report measures of aggression and delinquency, but not… CONTINUE READING

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