The significant of CU traits in conduct disorder

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1. 41 boys aged 6-13 with conduct problems who had been refered to a psy, unit. Parents filled out ASPD to asses CU traits. 7 out of 12 high. Child behavioural checklist. Boys with CU traits have more severe behavioural problems.

  • Enebrink et al (2005)
  • Frick and White (2008)
  • Hinshaw and Lee (2003)
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2. Other psychopathic traits like narcissism and impulsivity also predict highly anti-social behaviour. CU traits might predict stable disruptive behaviour.

  • Frick and White (2008) (2)
  • Enebrink et al (2005)
  • Hare (1991)

3. Conduct Disorder characterised by continually disruptive behaviour which harms others or violates social norms.

  • APA (2013)
  • E.g. Hinshaw and Lee (2003)
  • Caputo et al (1999)

4. CU traits may have unique genetic cause affecting diminished sensitivity to fear and stress cues. Found children with psychopathic tenancies, such as CU traits, showed differential processing of sad and fearful facial expressions compared to CD alone

  • Blair et al (2001)
  • Kochanka (1993)
  • Caputo et al (1999)

5. Callous-unemotional traits consist of lack of empathy, lack of guilt, use of others for one's own gain.

  • Frick and White (2008)
  • Hare's (1991)
  • Hinshaw and Lee (2003)


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