Female Psychopaths: Are We Flying Under the Radar?
Date of Award
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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Second Committee Member
Psychopathy; Qualitative Research; Assessment; Diagnosis; Sex Differences; Gender Differences
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.
Baker, Rebecca, "Female Psychopaths: Are We Flying Under the Radar?" (2012). Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 87.