Reconstructing psychopathy: clarifying the significance of antisocial and socially deviant behavior in the diagnosis of psychopathic personality disorder

David J. Cooke, Christine Michie, Stephen D. Hart, Daniel A. Clark

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Abstract

A survey of clinical views suggests that the significance of antisocial and socially deviant behavior in the diagnosis of psychopathic personality disorder is unclear. To investigate this issue, we evaluated Psychopathy Checklist-Revised ratings (PCL-R; Hare, 1991) using structural equation modeling. One model, referred to as the measurement model, included PCL-R ratings related to antisocial behavior as primary symptoms of psychopathy; a second, referred to as the causal model, included the same PCL-R ratings as secondary symptoms or consequences.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004

Keywords

  • personality disorder
  • antisocial behaviour
  • PCL–R
  • psychopathy

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