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"Do unto others"? Distinct psychopathy facets predict reduced perception and tolerance of pain.

Title: "Do unto others"? Distinct psychopathy facets predict reduced perception and tolerance of pain.
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Name(s): Brislin, Sarah J, author
Buchman-Schmitt, Jennifer M, author
Joiner, Thomas E, author
Patrick, Christopher J, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-07-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Recent research has sought to understand how individuals high in psychopathic traits perceive pain in others (Decety, Skelly, & Kiehl, 2013; Marsh et al., 2013). Perception of pain in others is presumed to act as a prosocial signal, and underreactivity to others' pain may contribute to engagement in exploitative-aggressive behaviors among individuals high in psychopathic traits (Jackson, Meltzoff, & Decety, 2005). The current study tested for associations between facets of psychopathy as defined by the triarchic model (Patrick, Fowles, & Krueger, 2009) and decreased sensitivity to pain in 105 undergraduates tested in a laboratory pain assessment. A pressure algometer was used to index pain tolerance, and participants also rated their perceptions of and reactivity to the algometer-induced pain during the assessment and again 3 days later. A unique positive relationship was found between pain tolerance and the meanness facet of psychopathy, which also predicted reduced fear of painful algometer stimulation. Other psychopathy facets (boldness, disinhibition) showed negative relations with fear of pain stimulation during testing and at follow-up. Findings from this study extend the nomological network surrounding callousness (meanness) and suggest that increased pain tolerance may be a mechanism contributing to insensitivity to expressions of discomfort in others. (PsycINFO Database Record
Identifier: FSU_pmch_26950545 (IID), 10.1037/per0000180 (DOI), PMC4929019 (PMCID), 26950545 (RID), 26950545 (EID), 2016-11415-001 (PII)
Grant Number: P50 MH072850, RC1 MH089727
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4929019.
Subject(s): Adolescent
Adult
Antisocial Personality Disorder/physiopathology
Empathy/physiology
Fear/physiology
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Pain Perception/physiology
Social Perception
Young Adult
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26950545
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Personality disorders.
1949-2723
Issue: iss. 3, vol. 7

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Brislin, S. J., Buchman-Schmitt, J. M., Joiner, T. E., & Patrick, C. J. (2016). "Do unto others"? Distinct psychopathy facets predict reduced perception and tolerance of pain. Personality Disorders. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26950545