Error-related processing in adult males with elevated psychopathic traits.

  title={Error-related processing in adult males with elevated psychopathic traits.},
  author={Vaughn R. Steele and Jacqueline M. Maurer and Edward M. Bernat and Vince D. Calhoun and Kent A. Kiehl},
  journal={Personality disorders},
  volume={7 1},
Psychopathy is a serious personality disorder characterized by dysfunctional affective and behavioral symptoms. In incarcerated populations, elevated psychopathic traits have been linked to increased rates of violent recidivism. Cognitive processes related to error processing have been shown to differentiate individuals with high and low psychopathic traits and may contribute to poor decision making that increases the risk of recidivism. Error processing abnormalities related to psychopathy may… CONTINUE READING
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