Investigating Theory of Mind deficits in nonclinical psychopathy and Machiavellianism

Ali, Farah and Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas. 2010. Investigating Theory of Mind deficits in nonclinical psychopathy and Machiavellianism. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(3), pp. 169-174. ISSN 01918869 [Article]

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This study investigated the relationships between psychopathy (primary and secondary), Machiavellianism, global empathy, and Theory of Mind (ToM) using three behavioural ToM tasks in order to test for ToM deficits/differences in facial expressions, in the eye region, and in vocal affect. In addition, stimuli were categorised in terms of emotional valence (positive, neutral, and negative). Primary psychopathy, secondary psychopathy and Machiavellianism were positively associated with global empathy deficits and ToM deficits in relation to overall scores on the ToM tasks as well as ToM deficits to specific categories of emotional valence.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2010.03.027

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

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2010Published

Item ID:

4900

Date Deposited:

14 Feb 2011 14:26

Last Modified:

06 Jun 2016 15:37

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4900

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