Psychopathy, autonomic functioning, and the orienting response.

@article{Hare1968PsychopathyAF,
  title={Psychopathy, autonomic functioning, and the orienting response.},
  author={Robert D. Hare},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1968},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={Suppl 23:1-24}
}
Autonomic activity was continuously recorded while primary psychopaths (P), secondary psychopaths (S), and nonpsychopaths (NP) listened to a series of repetitive tones and solved simple arithmetic problems. During rest, Group P had lower levels of skin conductance and autonomic variability than did Group NP, but the difference in autonomic variability disappeared during the arithmetic period. Group P was generally less autonomically responsive to the tones, particularly when GSR and cardiac… CONTINUE READING

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