Clinical Assessment of Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder

Clinical Assessment of Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder

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January 25, 2012 Clinical Assessment of Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder - Overview of ASPD ratings for adult and child - Most people in a prison setting will meet the criteria of antisocial personality disorder - Is it possible there are people who are quite psychopathic outside a prison setting who don’t show prisoner characteristics, defining their own psychopathy - Film clip of Brad Pitt being a psychopath from California - Quiz I. PCL-R Factors and their correlates a. Basic Statistics : “Correlation Coefficient” (aka Pearson’s r ) a.i. Measure of the degree of association between two measures (variables) a.i.1. Extent to which you can predict scores on one variable from scores on another a.i.2. How much to measures are related to each other a.ii. Value of r can range from 0 (no association; can’t predict at all) to 1 (perfect association; complete prediction) b. Value of r can be: b.i. Positive: as value of V(variable)1 increases, value of V2 systematically increases
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