Examining the Incremental and Interactive Effects of Boldness With Meanness and Disinhibition Within the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy
2016 (English)In: Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, ISSN 1949-2715, E-ISSN 1949-2723, Vol. 7, no 3, 259-268 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The triarchic model of psychopathy (Patrick, Fowles, & Krueger, 2009) comprises 3 phenotypic domains: Meanness, Disinhibition, and Boldness. Ongoing controversy surrounds the relevance of Boldness in the conceptualization and assessment of psychopathy. In the current study, undergraduate students (N = 439) completed the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (Patrick, 2010) to examine the association between Boldness and a host of theoretically relevant external criteria. Boldness was generally unrelated to either prosocial or harmful criteria. Boldness rarely provided incremental value above or interacted with Meanness and Disinhibition with respect to external criteria. Curvilinear effects of Boldness rarely emerged. The findings suggest that Boldness might not be a central construct in the definition of psychopathic personality disorder. Implications for the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) psychopathic specifier are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 7, no 3, 259-268 p.
antisocial outcomes, assessment, boldness, psychopathy, Triarchic Psychopathy Measure
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29502DOI: 10.1037/per0000182ISI: 000386156100006PubMedID: 26986961ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84960940278OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-29502DiVA: diva2:1055192