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Psychopathic personality in the general population : differences and similarities across gender

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This study aimed to identify distinct subgroups of adults in a general population sample (N = 2,500; 52.6% females) based on their scores on three psychopathy dimensions. Using latent profile analysis, five groups were identified among males and females separately, including a psychopathic personality group. Multivariate analyses of variance showed that this latter group had higher levels of aggression, offending, substance use, attention-deficit/hyperactivity symptoms, internalizing problems, and maltreatment than most of the other groups. Associated features of males and females with a psychopathic personality were very similar; however, salient gender differences did emerge. Specifically, females with a psychopathic personality were more frequently exposed to sexual abuse, expressed more emotional difficulties, and engaged in higher levels of relational aggression. In conclusion, person-oriented analyses identified adults with a personality that looks like psychopathy, and furthered our understanding of gender similarities and differences in these adults.
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CALLOUS-UNEMOTIONAL TRAITS, MENTAL-HEALTH, COMMUNITY SAMPLE, OFFENDER, SAMPLE, ALCOHOL-USE, INVENTORY, VALIDITY, SUBTYPES, MODEL, CONSTRUCT

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Colins, Olivier, Kostas A. Fanti, Randall T. Salekin, and Henrik Andershed. 2017. “Psychopathic Personality in the General Population : Differences and Similarities Across Gender.” Journal of Personality Disorders 31 (1): 49–74.
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Colins, O., Fanti, K. A., Salekin, R. T., & Andershed, H. (2017). Psychopathic personality in the general population : differences and similarities across gender. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS, 31(1), 49–74.
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Colins O, Fanti KA, Salekin RT, Andershed H. Psychopathic personality in the general population : differences and similarities across gender. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS. New york: Guilford Publications Inc; 2017;31(1):49–74.
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Colins, Olivier et al. “Psychopathic Personality in the General Population : Differences and Similarities Across Gender.” JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS 31.1 (2017): 49–74. Print.
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  author       = {Colins, Olivier and Fanti, Kostas A. and Salekin, Randall T. and Andershed, Henrik},
  issn         = {0885-579X},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS},
  keywords     = {CALLOUS-UNEMOTIONAL TRAITS,MENTAL-HEALTH,COMMUNITY SAMPLE,OFFENDER,SAMPLE,ALCOHOL-USE,INVENTORY,VALIDITY,SUBTYPES,MODEL,CONSTRUCT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {49--74},
  publisher    = {Guilford Publications Inc},
  title        = {Psychopathic personality in the general population : differences and similarities across gender},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2017},
}

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