CRIM 2251

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  1. Psychopath
    Person who demonstrates a discernible cluster o psychological, interpersonal, and neurophysiological features that distinguish him or her from the general population
  2. Primary Psychopath
    The only "true" psychopath
  3. Secondary Psychopath
    commit antisocial or violent acts because of severe emotional problems or inner conflicts
  4. Dyssocial Psychopath
    Display aggressive, antisocial behavior they have learned from their subculture (i.e. gangs or families)
  5. Anti-social Personality Disorder (APD)
    Pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation o, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood
  6. Criminal Psychopath
    Primary psychopaths who do engage in repetitive antisocial or criminal behaviour
  7. Psychopathy Checklist (PCL)
    measures criminal psychopathy (22-items)
  8. PCL-R
    • Psychopathy Checklist Revised
    • 20 items
  9. PCL:SV
    • Psychopathy Checklist:Screening Version
    • 12 item short form
  10. PCL:YV
    Psychopathy Checklist Youth Version
  11. P-Scan:Research Version
    Screening instrument that serves for a rough screen for psychopathic features
  12. Factor 1
    Reflects the interpersonal and emotional components of the disorder and consists of items measuring remorselessness, callousness, and selfish use and manipulation of others
  13. Factor 2
    Most closely associated with a socially deviant or antisocial lifestyle, as characterized by poor planning, impulsiveness, an excessive need for stimulation, proneness to boredom, and a lack of realistic goals.
  14. Hemisphere Asymmetry
    • Hypothesizes that criminal psychopaths manifest an abnormal or unusual balance between the two hemispheres
    • both in language and emotional or arousal states
  15. Emotional Paradox
    Psychopaths demonstrate normal appraisal of emotional cues in situations in the abstract, but are deficient in using emotional cues o guide their judgments and behavior in the process of living
  16. Executive functionsH
    Higher order mental abilities involved in goal-directed behaviour
  17. Avoidance learning
    A study done by Lykken; he would shock and was interested in how quickly subjects learned how to avoid it
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CRIM 2251
Criminal Psychopothy
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