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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

19

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 1-10

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2014

Abstract

Psychopathy has many implications for society at large. These individuals are likely to commit violent crimes, manifest other antisocial behavior, and make up a large portion of the prison population. This study aims to establish a relationship between sensation seeking, psychopathy, and deception. A sample of 100 undergraduate students enrolled in psychology courses in a southern university completed three questionnaires assessing their level of sensation seeking (SSS-V), deception (MACH-IV), and psychopathy (TriPM). Each of the three distinct phenotypic constructs measured by the TriPM were also correlated with total SSS-V and MACH-IV scores. Pearson and Spearman correlations revealed significant relationships between TriPM and MACH-IV (rho = .28, r = .288, p = .01); TriPM and SSS-V (rho = .583, r = .587, p = .01); MACH-IV and SSS-V (rho = .201, r = .247, p = .05). Pearson correlations revealed TriPM phenotypic construct relationships with SSS-V and MACH-IV as well. Meanness was related to MACH-IV (r =.457, p = .01) and SSS-V (r = .457, p = .01). The relation between Disinhibition and MACH-IV (r = .287, p = .01) and SSS-V (r = .324, p = .01). Boldness was significantly related to SSS-V (r = .428, p = .01), but was not related to the MACH-IV (r = -.102). Implications from this study could serve to further research in understanding the precursors and correlations of psychopathy and may allow the identification of this mental disorder in its early stages so that an effective treatment regime may be established.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

10 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 19 no. 2 2014

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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