Intelligence, Callous-Unemotional Traits, and Antisocial Behavior

  title={Intelligence, Callous-Unemotional Traits, and Antisocial Behavior},
  author={Bryan R. Loney and Paul J. Frick and Mesha L. Ellis and Monique G. McCoy},
  journal={Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment},
Research has consistently shown that children with severe conduct problems often exhibit intellectual deficits, especially in their verbal abilities. We investigated whether or not this finding only applies to certain subgroups of children with severe conduct problems. In a sample of 117 clinic-referred children between the ages of 6 and 13, we assessed for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) symptoms using a structured diagnostic interview with each child's parent and… 

Emotional processing in children with conduct problems and callous/unemotional traits.

It was demonstrated that it was the combination of CP and a high number of CU traits that differentiated emotional attributions, and youth with CU traits had more difficulty in identifying sad facial expressions.

Callous-unemotional traits and developmental pathways to severe conduct problems.

Investigation of potential differences between nonreferred children with and without CU traits suggests that the processes underlying deficits in emotional and behavioral regulation in children with conduct problems may be different for children with CU traits.

Cognitive Ability and Psychopathic Traits: Independent and Interactive Associations with Youth Conduct Problems

Preliminary data persuasively suggest that early narcissism is a critical facet of psychopathy and in conjunction with IQ, may suggest a unique profile associated with emergent conduct problems.

Callous–Unemotional Traits in Predicting the Severity and Stability of Conduct Problems and Delinquency

The current study tests whether the presence of callous–unemotional (CU) traits designates a group of children with conduct problems who show an especially severe and chronic pattern of conduct

Predicting the Stability of Conduct Problems in Children with and Without Callous-Unemotional Traits

We tested predictors of persistence in conduct problems for children with and without callous-unemotional (CU) traits. Participants were 79 children of an original 98 children recruited from a

Narcissism and Callous-Unemotional Traits Prospectively Predict Child Conduct Problems

  • Kristen L JeziorMeghan E McKenzieSteve S Lee
  • Psychology
    Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53
  • 2016
Preliminary findings suggest that individual differences in narcissism and CU traits, even relatively early in development, are uniquely associated with emergent CP.

Dimensions of Psychopathy and their Relationships to Cognitive Functioning in Children

Findings indicated a positive relationship between narcissism and both verbal and nonverbal abilities, even after accounting for conduct problems and hyperactivity, and interactions between gender and the dimensions of psychopathy.

Callous-Unemotional Traits and Conduct Problems in the Prediction of Conduct Problem Severity, Aggression, and Self-Report of Delinquency

Callous-unemotional traits predicted self-reported delinquency in some children who did not initially show high levels of conduct problems and this predictive relationship seemed to be strongest for girls in the sample who were high on CU traits but who didNot show significant conduct problems.

Parent Training Outcomes Among Young Children with Callous–Unemotional Conduct Problems with or at Risk for Developmental Delay

Results indicated that developmentally delayed children with high levels of CU traits, but not children at risk for delay due to premature birth, showed significantly poorer CP outcomes following treatment with PCIT than did children scoring low onCU traits, even after controlling for initial CP severity.

Can callous-unemotional traits enhance the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of serious conduct problems in children and adolescents? A comprehensive review.

Although children and adolescents with both severe conduct problems and elevated CU traits tend to respond less positively to typical interventions provided in mental health and juvenile justice settings, they show positive responses to certain intensive interventions tailored to their unique emotional and cognitive characteristics.



Psychopathy and conduct problems in children: II. Implications for subtyping children with conduct problems.

The presence of callous and unemotional traits with significant conduct problems seems to designate a unique subgroup of antisocial children who show a very severe pattern of antissocial behavior and who correspond more closely to adult conceptualizations of psychopathy.

Psychopathy and conduct problems in children.

Factor analysis of a measure of psychopathy was conducted in a sample of 95 clinic-referred children, suggesting that psychopathic personality features and conduct problems are independent, yet interacting, constructs in children, analogous to findings in the adult literature.

Callous-Unemotional Traits and Conduct Problems: Applying the Two-Factor Model of Psychopathy to Children

The concept of psychopathy has a long and prominent history in clinical psychology. Clinical reports spanning several decades describe the psychopathic personality as being characterized by

Pattern analysis of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children-revised profiles of delinquent boys.

An analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), utilizing Lutey's model of Factor Analytic measures, was performed on 82 profiles obtained from male subjects in a Wisconsin correctional facility, showing clusters that measure perceptual and psychomotor abilities yielded high scores.

Issues of taxonomy and comorbidity in the development of conduct disorder

Abstract A developmental approach to the classification of antisocial behavior is necessary for two reasons. First, although the continuity of antisocial behavior is strong for many individuals, the

The neuropsychology of conduct disorder

  • T. Moffitt
  • Psychology
    Development and Psychopathology
  • 1993
Abstract This article reviews evidence from neuropsychological tests that brain dysfunction is a correlate of conduct disorder. Most studies report consistent findings of differential

DSM-IV field trials for oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder in children and adolescents.

DSM-IV definitions of oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder are somewhat better than DSM-III-R definitions in terms of internal consistency and test-retest agreement, and the validity of the DSM-IV definition of oppositionally defiant disorder is slightly better than that of DSM- III-R.

Family law issues in family therapy practice: Early intelligence scores and subsequent delinquency: A Prospective study

Abstract Most early studies found that delinquents obtained lower IQ scores than nondelinquent controls. A criticism of early findings related to sample selection subsequent to identification as

The neuropsychological status of adolescent delinquent boys.

The neuropsychological status and neuromotor performance of adolescent boys from lower middle class social environments who were detained as juvenile delinquents were compared to those of

Adaptive and Learning Skills in Juvenile Delinquents

The need for and the theoretical basis of a neuropsychological approach to juvenile delinquency are presented. In this investigation, 45 adjudicated delinquent boys and an equal number of controls