Using a five-factor lens to explore the relation between personality traits and violence in psychiatric patients.

@article{Skeem2005UsingAF,
  title={Using a five-factor lens to explore the relation between personality traits and violence in psychiatric patients.},
  author={Jennifer Lynne Skeem and Joshua D Miller and Edward P. Mulvey and Jenny Tiemann and John Monahan},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={454-65}
}
Recent work suggests that predictors of violence are similar for individuals with and without mental illness. Although psychopathy is among the most potent of such predictors, the nature of its relation to violence is unclear. On the basis of a sample of 769 civil psychiatric patients, the authors explore the possibility that measures of psychopathy provide a glimpse of higher order personality traits that predispose individuals toward violence. Results indicate that general traits captured by… CONTINUE READING

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