Pathological Personality Traits and Criminogenic Thinking Styles
The present research investigated associations between pathological personality traits and criminogenic thinking styles. Study 1 examined the associations between pathological personality traits and criminogenic thinking styles among 122 community members, whereas Study 2 examined these associations among 299 incarcerated male offenders. Negative affectivity and detachment each had unique positive associations with cognitive immaturity, and antagonism was positively associated with the desire to control others across both studies. Disinhibition had unique positive associations with control and cognitive immaturity among incarcerated offenders in Study 2, whereas psychoticism was positively associated with cognitive immaturity and egocentrism across both studies. The results of these studies suggest important connections between pathological personality traits and criminogenic thinking styles that may shed light on some of the difficulties that often accompany personality pathology.
Personality and Individual Differences
Mandracchia, J. T.,
Dahlen, E. R.,
Vrabel, J. K.
(2017). Pathological Personality Traits and Criminogenic Thinking Styles. Personality and Individual Differences, 110, 41-48.
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