The inter-domain among personality and cognition variables in people who commit murder.

Abstract

The inter-domain among personality (MMPI) and cognition (intelligence) variables in a sample of 137 males charged with first degree or capital murder was examined through canonical analysis. Race was included as a control variable. Two significant canonical correlations were found which contribute to an understanding of the relationship between personality and cognition in violent people. These variates were identified as Problem-solving Focus and Introspective Self-focus. Results also suggest that these inter-domain variates explain the relationship between personality and cognition variables to a greater degree for black murderers than for white murderers.

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@article{Holcomb1983TheIA, title={The inter-domain among personality and cognition variables in people who commit murder.}, author={William R. Holcomb and Nikolaus A. Adams}, journal={Journal of personality assessment}, year={1983}, volume={47 5}, pages={524-30} }