Two subtypes of psychopathic violent offenders that parallel primary and secondary variants.

  title={Two subtypes of psychopathic violent offenders that parallel primary and secondary variants.},
  author={J. Skeem and P. Johansson and H. Andershed and M. Kerr and J. Louden},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={116 2},
  • J. Skeem, P. Johansson, +2 authors J. Louden
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of abnormal psychology
  • Although psychopathy usually is treated as a unitary construct, a seminal theory posits that there are 2 variants: Primary psychopathy is underpinned by an inherited affective deficit, whereas secondary psychopathy reflects an acquired affective disturbance. The authors investigated whether psychopathy phenotypically may be disaggregated into such types in a sample of 367 prison inmates convicted of violent crimes. Model-based cluster analysis of the Revised Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R; R. D… CONTINUE READING
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