Intelligence, Callous-Unemotional Traits, and Antisocial Behavior

@article{Loney1998IntelligenceCT,
  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},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={231-247}
}
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… 

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