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Influence of Personality on Individuals' Ratings of Psychopathy

Title: The Influence of Personality on Individuals' Ratings of Psychopathy.
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Name(s): Klimley, Kristin, author
Carbonell, Joyce L., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examined the impact of personality characteristics of individual raters on the scoring of the PCL-R to determine if individuals who endorsed psychopathic personality characteristics would be more adept at detecting psychopathy in other individuals. It was hypothesized that individuals who scored higher on the TriPM and displayed personality characteristics resembling psychopathy would be more accurate at detecting psychopathy in other individuals and thus would rate a sample case as higher in psychopathy. Although there were no significant correlations between PCL-R Factors and TriPM Dimensions, we found two negative correlations approaching significance: PCL-R Total Score and TriPM Meanness Score (p=0.085), and PCL-R Factor 2 Score and TriPM Meanness Score (p=0.064). This could indicate that individuals who endorse psychopathic personality characteristics, particularly Meanness, could interpret psychopathic behavior as normative and would not be able to detect psychopathy in a sample case file.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0435 (IID)
Keywords: psychopathy, personality, PCL-R, TriPM
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Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0435
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Klimley, K., & Carbonell, J. L. (2014). The Influence of Personality on Individuals' Ratings of Psychopathy. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0435