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Title: An Analysis of Psychopathy, Substance Use, and Stress
Author: Manning, John
Issue Date: 2010
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2010-07-29
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, Psychology Undergraduate Honours Essays
Abstract: Psychopathy is a complex personality disorder characterized by a number of traits including glibness, superficial charm, pathological lying, and antisocial behaviour (R. Hare, 1991). The current study examined relationships among this variable, substance use disorders (SUD), and stress. Prior research has suggested that these disorders may be interrelated (Z. Walsh, L. C. Allen & D. S. Kosson, 2006). We hypothesized that stress mediates the relationship between psychopathy and SUD. We also hypothesized that the stress and SUD relationship varies by level of psychopathy. Neither of these hypotheses were confirmed; however, this study supports prior findings, which suggest that negative affect is suppressed across factors of the Psychopathy Checklist.
Affiliation: Psychology, Department of (PSCS) (IKBSAS) (Okanagan)Psychology Honours Program (PSCS) (IKBSAS) (Okanagan)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/27009
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed

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