Title

Female Psychopaths: Are We Flying Under the Radar?

Author

Rebecca Baker

Date of Award

7-2-2012

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Lavita Nadkarni

First Committee Member

John McNeil

Second Committee Member

Margaret Reiland

Keywords

Psychopathy; Qualitative Research; Assessment; Diagnosis; Sex Differences; Gender Differences

Abstract

The study of psychopathy is still in early stages with regard to gender differences. Historically, the majority of research has been conducted on male populations, resulting in a gender-biased construct that does not appear to be generalizable to female populations. This paper provides a review of the existing literature on psychopathy, as well as research on inherent gender differences (biology, chemistry, socialization, etc.). Connections between these bodies of research are supposed and suggestions for future study are provided.

Comments

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

Extent

53 pages

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