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Reconstructing psychopathy: clarifying the significance of antisocial and socially deviant behavior in the diagnosis of psychopathic personality disorder
Journal of Personality Disorders (2004)
  • David J. Cooke, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Christine Michie
  • Stephen D. Hart
  • Daniel A. Clark
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.

Keywords
  • psychopathy,
  • PCL–R,
  • antisocial behaviour,
  • personality disorder
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Publication Date
August 1, 2004
Publisher Statement
Originally published in: Journal of Personality Disorders (2004), 18 (4), pp.337-357.
Citation Information
David J. Cooke, Christine Michie, Stephen D. Hart and Daniel A. Clark. "Reconstructing psychopathy: clarifying the significance of antisocial and socially deviant behavior in the diagnosis of psychopathic personality disorder" Journal of Personality Disorders (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_j_cooke/7/