Clarifying the factors that undermine behavioral inhibition system functioning in psychopathy.

@article{BaskinSommers2010ClarifyingTF,
  title={Clarifying the factors that undermine behavioral inhibition system functioning in psychopathy.},
  author={Arielle R Baskin-Sommers and John F. Wallace and Donal G Maccoon and John J. Curtin and Joseph P. Newman},
  journal={Personality disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={203-17}
}
Psychopathic individuals are generally unresponsive to motivational and emotional cues that facilitate behavioral regulation. A putative mechanism for this deficiency is Gray’s (1981) behavioral inhibition system (BIS). To evaluate the association between psychopathy and BIS functioning, we administered a laboratory-based assessment of BIS functioning to a group of psychopathic offenders assessed with the Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (PCL–R; Hare, 2003). In addition, we tested the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING