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Subtypes of CU Traits

We are testing whether there are two distinct trajectories to developing callous-uncaring (CU) traits in maltreated and incarcerated youth, each underpinned by distinct emotional profiles. The results of this study can directly inform the assessment and identification of youth...

Emotional Processing in Youth

We are studying how children’s emotional development contributes to callous and disruptive behaviour problems. We use the emotional pictures dot-probe task to measure patterns of emotional attention in youth. The dot-probe task is a spatially oriented motivated attention task...

Risk Factors for Offending

This research study was conducted at several residential juvenile offender facilities housing youth adjudicated for both sexual and non-sexual offenses in Florida, USA. It is intended to increase our understanding of factors that predict which youth will re-offend (generally,...