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

Kimonis E; Fanti KA; Singh JP, 2014, ‘Establishing Cut-off Scores for the Parent-Reported Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits’, Archives of Forensic Psychology, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 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 […]

Assessing Callous-Unemotional Traits in Adolescents

Pihet S; Etter S; Schmid M; Kimonis ER, 2014, ‘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, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 407 – 421 Abstract: Callous-unemotional (CU) traits identify adolescents at high risk for severe and recurrent antisocial behaviour […]

Measuring Callous-Unemotional Traits in Preschoolers

Kimonis ER; Fanti KA; Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous X; Mertan B; Goulter N; Katsimicha E, 2015, ‘Can Callous-Unemotional Traits be Reliably Measured in Preschoolers?‘, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 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 among young children. […]

Assessing Callous-Unemotional Traits Cross-Nationally

Kimonis ER; Fanti KA; Frick PJ; Moffitt TE; Essau C; Bijttebier P; Marsee MA, 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, vol. 56, no. 11, pp. 1249 – 1261 Background: The presence of callous-unemotional (CU) traits designates an important subgroup of […]

Substance Problems

Kimonis ER; Tatar JR; Cauffman E, 2012, ‘Substance-related disorders among juvenile offenders: What role do psychopathic traits play?‘, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 212 – 225 Abstract: Psychopathy is a personality disorder characterized by such traits as superficial charm, pathologic egocentricity, untruthfulness and insincerity, and a lack of remorse or shame […]

Emotion Processing in Subtypes

Primary and secondary variants of juvenile psychopathy differ in emotional processing 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 traits. Using model-based cluster analysis, the present study disaggregated 165 serious male adolescent offenders (M age = 16) […]

Maltreatment Profiles

Kimonis ER; Fanti KA; Isoma Z; Donoghue K, 2013, ‘Maltreatment Profiles Among Incarcerated Boys With Callous-Unemotional Traits‘, Child Maltreatment, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 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 […]