Investigating gender differences in psychopathy using a non-clinical sample: exploring the impact of empathy, anxiety, and self-control

Laskey, Philippa and Bates, Elizabeth (2018) Investigating gender differences in psychopathy using a non-clinical sample: exploring the impact of empathy, anxiety, and self-control. PsyPAG Quarterly, 108 . pp. 12-17. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

The current study aimed to investigate gender differences within primary and secondary psychopathy and how cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, anxiety, and self-control were associated in a non-clinical sample. Men displayed significantly higher rates of primary psychopathy than women, but no significant difference was found for secondary psychopathy. It was found that low cognitive empathy, low emotional empathy, and low self-control predicted primary psychopathy for men and women; however, high anxiety was an added predictor for women. Both low cognitive empathy and low self-control predicted secondary psychopathy for both men and women. The implications of the gender differences found will be discussed in the context of current assessment tools and psychopathy research.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: PsyPAG Quarterly
Publisher: The British Psychological Society
ISSN: 1746-6016
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 09:31
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4161

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