Examining the relations among pain tolerance, psychopathic traits, and violent and nonviolent antisocial behavior.

@article{Miller2014ExaminingTR,
  title={Examining the relations among pain tolerance, psychopathic traits, and violent and nonviolent antisocial behavior.},
  author={Joshua D Miller and Steven Rausher and Courtland S Hyatt and Jessica L Maples and Amos Zeichner},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={205-213}
}
Psychopathic traits are typically associated with an array of externalizing behaviors including violent and nonviolent crime and recidivism, substance use, aggression, and sexual coercion. In the current study, we test the hypothesis that psychopathic traits are related to an increased tolerance for physical pain, which may partially account for the relations between psychopathy and antisocial behavior (ASB). Using community participants oversampled for psychopathic traits (N = 104), we found… CONTINUE READING
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