Psychophysiological differentiation between psychopathic and schizophrenic abnormal offenders.

  title={Psychophysiological differentiation between psychopathic and schizophrenic abnormal offenders.},
  author={John T Hinton and Michael O'Neill and Scott J Hamilton and Maron Burke},
  journal={The British journal of social and clinical psychology},
  volume={19 3},
This paper is a follow-up of research by Schalling (1978), Mednick (1975), Mednick & Hutchings (1978), Venables (1975) and a pilot study on the psychophysiological response characteristics of maximum security patients, Hinton & O'Neill (1976, 1978). In line with hypotheses, patients rated as 'disoriented' by nurses and diagnosed 'schizophrenic', tended to have increased spontaneous electrodermal fluctuations and reduced orienting response recovery time relative to non-'disoriented' and… CONTINUE READING

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