An examination of the underlying trait structure of psychopathy: applications for screening and measurement

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dc.contributor.advisor Hammond, Sean en
dc.contributor.advisor O'Sullivan, David en
dc.contributor.author Leahy, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-23T11:30:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.date.submitted 2013
dc.identifier.citation Leahy, P. 2013. An examination of the underlying trait structure of psychopathy: applications for screening and measurement. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1329
dc.description.abstract This thesis seeks to clarify the faceted organisation of psychopathy with a view to developing a comprehensive protocol for the assessment of core psychopathic personality traits. The framework developed will, as best as possible, be free of sample bias. The Self-and Informant-report Deviant Personality Screen (DPS) is introduced and a series of empirical studies are conducted to examine the psychometric properties and construct validity of these measures in general and offender populations. Findings from these studies provide strong support for the utility of the DPS scales for the appraisal of psychopathy across diverse population samples. In addition to this, the utility of cognitive based performance measures for the assessment of emotional deficits in psychopathy is evaluated. Results from this study suggest limited correspondence between these measurement techniques and self-report psychopathy measures. Finally, research conducted on offenders suggests that information obtained from DPS reports may be useful within a broad framework of risk assessment. Further empirical and theoretical implications of the research are discussed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Patricia Leahy. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Psychopathy en
dc.subject Measurement en
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Pathological en
dc.subject.lcsh Antisocial personality disorders en
dc.title An examination of the underlying trait structure of psychopathy: applications for screening and measurement en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Applied Psychology en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Yes en
dc.thesis.opt-out true
dc.check.entireThesis Entire Thesis Restricted
dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
dc.internal.conferring Autumn Conferring 2013 en


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