Neuropsychology of psychopathic traits in children

Authored by: Alice P. Jones Bartoli , Guilherme W. Wendt

The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415722131
eBook ISBN: 9781315858449
Adobe ISBN: 9781317936749


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This chapter begins by considering the cognitive neuropsychology associated with callous-unemotional (CU) traits, including intelligence quotient (IQ), executive functioning, and working memory. In all domains, comparisons are drawn against typically developing children and adolescents, and children with behavioral problems who do not have elevated levels of CU traits. The second part of the chapter focuses on the affective processing abilities associated with elevated CU traits.

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