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Impairments in Emotion Recognition and Callous-Unemotional Traits

Dadds, M. R., Kimonis, E. R., Schollar-Root, O., Moul, C., & Hawes, D. J. (2018). Are impairments in emotion recognition a core feature of callous–unemotional traits? Testing the primary versus secondary variants model in children. Development and psychopathology, 30(1), 67-77. Abstract: The role of environmental adversity in the development of high callous–unemotional (CU) traits in children is controversial. […]

Identifying Stable Variants of Callous-Unemotional Traits

Goulter, N., Kimonis, E. R., Hawes, S. W., Stepp, S., & Hipwell, A. E. (2017). Identifying stable variants of callous-unemotional traits: A longitudinal study of at-risk girls. Developmental Psychology, 53(12), 2364-2376. Abstract: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits have proven important for designating children and adolescents showing a pattern of particularly severe, stable, and aggressive antisocial behaviors (Frick, Ray, Thornton, […]

Maternal Warmth and Callous-Unemotional Traits

Bisby, M. A., Kimonis, E. R., & Goulter, N. (2017). Low Maternal Warmth Mediates the Relationship Between Emotional Neglect and Callous-Unemotional Traits Among Male Juvenile Offenders. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(7), 1790-1798. Abstract: Callous-unemotional traits (CU) are thought to be the developmental precursor to adult psychopathy, and identify antisocial youth at risk for persistent, aggressive conduct […]

Adapting Internet Delivered PCIT for Disruptive Behavior and CU Traits

Fleming, G. E., Kimonis, E. R., Datyner, A., & Comer, J. S. (2017). Adapting Internet-Delivered Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to Treat Co-Occurring Disruptive Behavior and Callous-Unemotional Traits: A Case Study. Clinical Case Studies, 16(5), 370-387. Abstract: Disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) are highly prevalent, emerge in early childhood, exhibit considerable stability across time, and are associated with profound disability. When […]

Measuring Callous-Unemotional Traits in Preschoolers

Kimonis, E. R., Fanti, K. A., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Mertan, B., Goulter, N., & Katsimicha, E. (2016). Can callous-unemotional traits be reliably measured in preschoolers?. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 44(4), 625-638. Abstract: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits designate an important subgroup of antisocial individuals at risk for early-starting, severe, and persistent conduct problems, but this construct has received limited attention […]

Assessing Callous-Unemotional Traits Cross-Nationally

Kimonis, E. R., Fanti, K. A., Frick, P. J., Moffitt, T. E., Essau, C., Bijttebier, P., & Marsee, M. A. (2015). Using self‐reported callous‐unemotional traits to cross‐nationally assess the DSM‐5 ‘With Limited Prosocial Emotions’ specifier. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(11), 1249-1261. Background: The presence of callous-unemotional (CU) traits designates an important subgroup of antisocial youth […]

Assessing Callous-Unemotional Traits in Adolescents

Pihet, S., Etter, S., Schmid, M., & Kimonis, E. R. (2015). Assessing callous-unemotional traits in adolescents: Validity of the inventory of callous-unemotional traits across gender, age, and community/institutionalized status. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(3), 407-421. Abstract: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits identify adolescents at high risk for severe and recurrent antisocial behaviour and are included in the DSM-5 […]

Identifying Cut-off Scores for a Measure of Callous-Unemotional Traits

Kimonis, E. R., Fanti, K. A., & Singh, J. P. (2014). Establishing cut-off scores for the parent-reported inventory of callous-unemotional traits. Archives of Forensic Psychology, 1(1), 27-48. Abstract: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits (i.e., lack of empathy/guilt/concern for others) have proven useful for identifying a unique subgroup of antisocial youths at risk for severe, persistent, and impairing conduct problems attributed […]

Maltreatment Profiles Among Incarcerated Boys

Kimonis, E.R., Fanti, K.A., Isoma, Z.,& Donoghue, K. (2013), Maltreatment Profiles Among Incarcerated Boys With Callous-Unemotional Traits. Child Maltreatment, 18(2), 108-121. Abstract: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits in youth are believed to be a developmental precursor to adult psychopathy, tapping its affective dimension. There is growing support for the existence of variants of psychopathy that can be distinguished based […]

Emotion Processing in Subtypes

Kimonis, E. R., Frick, P. J., Cauffman, E., Goldweber, A., & Skeem, J. (2012). Primary and secondary variants of juvenile psychopathy differ in emotional processing. Development and psychopathology, 24(3), 1091-1103. Abstract: Accumulating research suggests that psychopathy can be disaggregated into low-anxious primary and high-anxious secondary variants, and this research may be important for understanding antisocial youths with callous–unemotional […]