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Comparing different approaches for subtyping children with conduct problems : callous-unemotional traits only versus the multidimensional psychopathy construct

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The aim of this study was to compare two youth psychopathy models (i.e., callous-unemotional versus multidimensional model) in their ability to predict future and stable conduct problems (CP). At baseline, mothers and fathers of 321 boys and 369 girls (ages 7-12) completed measures that tap callous-unemotional and other psychopathic traits. Parent-reported CP was collected at baseline and at 6- and 12 month follow-ups. Children were assigned to mutually exclusive groups based on their levels of CP and psychopathic traits. Children with CP who manifested callous-unemotional traits (Callous-Unemotional + CP) were occasionally at risk for future and stable CP. Yet, across gender, children with CP scoring high on all psychopathic trait dimensions (Psychopathic Personality + CP) showed the most robust and highest risk for future and stable CP. Also, Callous-Unemotional + CP children, and children who were only high in CP, often were at similar risk for future CP. The findings suggest that the callous-unemotional model is less sufficient than the multidimensional model in predicting future and stable CP. This can be concluded for both boys and girls and calls for more research reconsidering the multidimensional nature of psychopathy for CP subtyping purposes.
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INVENTORY-SHORT VERSION, ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR, CLINICAL-USEFULNESS, PREDICTIVE UTILITY, SCREENING DEVICE, DISORDER, CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENTS, AGGRESSION, MATTER, Antisocial process screening device, Inventory of callous-unemotional, traits, Psychopathy, Conduct disorder, Limited prosocial emotions

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Colins, Olivier et al. “Comparing Different Approaches for Subtyping Children with Conduct Problems : Callous-unemotional Traits Only Versus the Multidimensional Psychopathy Construct.” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT 40.1 (2018): 6–15. Print.
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Colins, O., Andershed, H., Salekin, R. T., & Fanti, K. A. (2018). Comparing different approaches for subtyping children with conduct problems : callous-unemotional traits only versus the multidimensional psychopathy construct. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, 40(1), 6–15.
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Colins, Olivier, Henrik Andershed, Randall T. Salekin, and Kostas A. Fanti. 2018. “Comparing Different Approaches for Subtyping Children with Conduct Problems : Callous-unemotional Traits Only Versus the Multidimensional Psychopathy Construct.” Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 40 (1): 6–15.
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Colins, Olivier, Henrik Andershed, Randall T. Salekin, and Kostas A. Fanti. 2018. “Comparing Different Approaches for Subtyping Children with Conduct Problems : Callous-unemotional Traits Only Versus the Multidimensional Psychopathy Construct.” Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 40 (1): 6–15.
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Colins O, Andershed H, Salekin RT, Fanti KA. Comparing different approaches for subtyping children with conduct problems : callous-unemotional traits only versus the multidimensional psychopathy construct. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT. New york: Springer/plenum Publishers; 2018;40(1):6–15.
IEEE
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O. Colins, H. Andershed, R. T. Salekin, and K. A. Fanti, “Comparing different approaches for subtyping children with conduct problems : callous-unemotional traits only versus the multidimensional psychopathy construct,” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 6–15, 2018.
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  author       = {Colins, Olivier and Andershed, Henrik and Salekin, Randall T. and Fanti, Kostas A.},
  issn         = {0882-2689},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT},
  keywords     = {INVENTORY-SHORT VERSION,ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR,CLINICAL-USEFULNESS,PREDICTIVE UTILITY,SCREENING DEVICE,DISORDER,CHILDHOOD,ADOLESCENTS,AGGRESSION,MATTER,Antisocial process screening device,Inventory of callous-unemotional,traits,Psychopathy,Conduct disorder,Limited prosocial emotions},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {6--15},
  publisher    = {Springer/plenum Publishers},
  title        = {Comparing different approaches for subtyping children with conduct problems : callous-unemotional traits only versus the multidimensional psychopathy construct},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-018-9653-y},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2018},
}

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