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Establishing 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 […]

Substance Problems Among Juvenile Offenders

Kimonis, E. R., Tatar II, J. R., & Cauffman, E. (2012). Substance-related disorders among juvenile offenders: What role do psychopathic traits play?. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26(2), 212. 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 (Cleckley, 1941). Although not […]