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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721675/callous-unemotional-traits-are-uniquely-associated-with-poorer-peer-functioning-in-school-aged-children
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Sarah M Haas, Stephen P Becker, Jeffery N Epstein, Paul J Frick
This study examines externalizing symptoms (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], conduct problems, and callous-unemotional [CU] traits) in relation to domains of peer functioning (social competence, loneliness, and close friendship quality), with a specific focus on the role of CU traits. One hundred twenty-four elementary students (grades 3-6; 45% boys) completed multiple measures of peer functioning, and teachers completed measures of externalizing symptoms and social competence. After controlling for demographic variables and other externalizing symptoms, CU traits were significantly associated with poorer peer functioning across all variables except for demands of exclusivity in close friendships...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681106/proactive-and-reactive-aggression-subgroups-in-typically-developing-children-the-role-of-executive-functioning-psychophysiology-and-psychopathy
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Nicholas D Thomson, Luna C M Centifanti
This study aimed to assess whether groups of aggressive children differed on psychopathic traits, and neuropsychological and neurobiological measures of prefrontal functioning consistent with the objectives of their aggression-reactive or proactive. Including 110 typically developing children (9-11 years), a latent class analysis identified a low aggression group, a high reactive aggression group, and a mixed (high reactive and proactive) aggression group. Results show high callous-unemotional traits and low resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia increased the likelihood of children being in the mixed aggression group, when compared to the reactive and low aggression groups...
July 5, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680258/callous-unemotional-traits-harm-effect-moral-reasoning-and-bullying-among-swedish-children
#3
Robert Thornberg, Tomas Jungert
BACKGROUND: Although callous-unemotional (CU) traits have been associated with bullying among children and adolescents, relatively little is known about whether each of the three sub-constructs of CU traits-callous, uncaring, and unemotional-are associated with bullying when they are considered concurrently in the analysis. OBJECTIVE: This study was the first to examine in a single model whether callous, uncaring, and unemotional traits are directly related to the perpetration of bullying and to harm-effect moral reasoning in bullying among children as well as whether these three CU traits are indirectly related to bullying mediated by harm-effect moral reasoning...
2017: Child & Youth Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654838/callous-unemotional-traits-moderate-executive-function-in-children-with-asd-and-adhd-a-pilot-event-related-potential-study
#4
C Tye, R Bedford, P Asherson, K L Ashwood, B Azadi, P Bolton, G McLoughlin
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are associated with varied executive function (EF) difficulties. Callous-unemotional (CU) traits, a proposed antecedent of adult psychopathy, are often associated with intact or enhanced EF. Here we test whether CU traits may therefore modulate EF in ASD and ADHD, in which EF is typically impaired. We collected CU traits and measured event-related potentials (ERPs) that index EF during a cued-continuous performance test (CPT-OX) in boys with ASD, ADHD, comorbid ASD+ADHD and typical controls...
June 13, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636746/evaluation-of-the-parent-report-inventory-of-callous-unemotional-traits-in-a-sample-of-children-recruited-from-intimate-partner-violence-services-a-multidimensional-rasch-analysis
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Shelby Elaine McDonald, Lin Ma, Kathy E Green, Stephanie A Hitti, Anna M Cody, Courtney Donovan, James Herbert Williams, Frank R Ascione
OBJECTIVE: Our study applied multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) to compare structural models of the parent-report version of the Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits (ICU; English and North American Spanish translations). METHOD: A total of 291 maternal caregivers were recruited from community-based domestic violence services and reported on their children (77.9% ethnic minority; 47% female), who ranged in age from 7 to 12 years (mean = 9.07, standard deviation = 1...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628793/the-reliability-concurrent-validity-and-association-with-salivary-oxytocin-of-the-self-report-version-of-the-inventory-of-callous-unemotional-traits-in-adolescents-with-conduct-disorder
#6
Tomer Levy, Alan Apter, Amir Djalovski, Miriam Peskin, Silvana Fennig, Galia Gat-Yablonski, Meytal Bar-Maisels, Katy Borodkin, Yuval Bloch
The present study evaluated the self-report version of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU-SR) in terms of reliability, concurrent validity, and correlation with salivary oxytocin levels, a potential biomarker of CU traits. 67 socially at-risk male adolescents (mean 16.2 years) completed the ICU-SR, ICU teacher-version (ICU-TR), Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, and their medical files were coded for previous antisocial acts using Brown-Goodwin Lifetime Aggression Scale. Salivary samples were assayed for oxytocin...
June 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608168/a-unique-path-to-callous-unemotional-traits-for-children-who-are-temperamentally-fearless-and-unconcerned-about-transgressions-a-longitudinal-study-of-typically-developing-children-from-age-2-to-12
#7
Kathryn C Goffin, Lea J Boldt, Sanghag Kim, Grazyna Kochanska
Despite the acknowledged significance of callous-unemotional (CU) traits in developmental psychopathology, few studies have examined their early antecedents in typically developing children, in long-term longitudinal designs, using observational measures. In 102 community mothers, fathers, and children (N = 51 girls), we examined main and interactive effects of children's fearless temperament and low concern about transgressions from toddler to early school age as predictors of CU traits in middle childhood and early preadolescence...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575510/externalizing-behaviors-and-callous-unemotional-traits-different-associations-with-sleep-quality
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Dan Denis, Reece Akhtar, Benjamin C Holding, Christina Murray, Jennifer Panatti, Gordon Claridge, Avi Sadeh, Nicola L Barclay, Rachael O'Leary, Barbara Maughan, Tom A McAdams, Richard Rowe, Thalia C Eley, Essi Viding, Alice M Gregory
Study Objectives: Sleep quality is associated with different aspects of psychopathology, but relatively little research has examined links between sleep quality and externalizing behaviors or callous-unemotional traits. We examined: (1) whether an association exists between sleep quality and externalizing behaviors; (2) whether anxiety mediates this association; (3) whether callous-unemotional traits are associated with sleep quality. Methods: Data from two studies were used...
June 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555534/personality-risk-for-antisocial-behavior-testing-the-intersections-between-callous-unemotional-traits-sensation-seeking-and-impulse-control-in-adolescence
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Frank D Mann, Sara L Paul, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
The current project seeks to integrate literatures on personality risk for antisocial behavior (ASB) by examining how callous-unemotional traits relate to (a) the development of disinhibited traits and (b) the association between disinhibited traits and ASB. In Study 1, using a nationally representative sample of youth (N > 7,000), we examined whether conduct problems and lack of guilt assessed during ages 4-10 years predicted levels of and changes in disinhibited traits over the course of adolescence, and moderated associations between these traits and ASB...
May 30, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542927/research-review-what-do-we-know-about-psychopathic-traits-in-children
#10
Randall T Salekin
BACKGROUND: Research on the topic of child psychopathy has advanced over the past decade increasing what we know. METHOD: This qualitative review examines the research base for child psychopathy and emphasizes its three dimensions: grandiose-manipulative, callous-unemotional, and daring-impulsive. Literature is reviewed addressing the cognitive, emotional, motivational, personality, parenting, and biological correlates. RESULTS: Support has emerged for the phenotypic construct of child psychopathy, while questions remain regarding definitional issues and key external correlates (e...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535945/the-inventory-of-callous-unemotional-traits-psychometric-properties-among-referred-and-non-referred-portuguese-female-juveniles
#11
Pedro Pechorro, James V Ray, Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves, Saul Neves Jesus
The presence of callous-unemotional (CU) traits delineates a subgroup of male youth with severe conduct disorder and antisocial behavior, but little research has been done among female youth. Drawing on 377 female adolescents (103 selected from forensic settings and 274 selected from school settings) from Portugal, the current study is the first to simultaneously examine the psychometric properties of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU) in incarcerated female youth and community youth. The results support the use of the ICU in terms of its factor structure, and internal consistency despite the fact an item had to be removed from the Callousness dimension...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535830/externalizing-behavior-severity-in-youths-with-callous-unemotional-traits-corresponds-to-patterns-of-amygdala-activity-and-connectivity-during-judgments-of-causing-fear
#12
Elise M Cardinale, Andrew L Breeden, Emily L Robertson, Leah M Lozier, John W Vanmeter, Abigail A Marsh
Callous-unemotional (CU) traits characterize a subgroup of youths with conduct problems who exhibit low empathy, fearlessness, and elevated externalizing behaviors. The current study examines the role of aberrant amygdala activity and functional connectivity during a socioemotional judgment task in youths with CU traits, and links these deficits to externalizing behaviors. Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to compare neural responses in 18 healthy youths and 30 youths with conduct problems and varying levels of CU traits as they evaluated the acceptability of causing another person to experience each of several emotions, including fear...
May 24, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523227/parental-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-genotype-child-prosociality-and-their-interaction-as-predictors-of-parents-warmth
#13
Reut Avinun, Ariel Knafo-Noam
BACKGROUND: Parental warmth has been associated with various child behaviors, from effortful control to callous-unemotional traits. Factors that have been shown to affect parental warmth include heritability and child behavior. However, there is limited knowledge about which specific genes are involved, how they interact with child behavior, how they affect differential parenting, and how they affect fathers. We examined what affects paternal and maternal warmth by focusing on the child's prosocial behavior and parents' genotype, specifically a Valine to Methionine substitution at codon 66 in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490392/a-systematic-review-of-the-heritability-of-specific-psychopathic-traits-using-hare-s-two-factor-model-of-psychopathy
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Sapna Dhanani, Veena Kumari, Basant K Puri, Ian Treasaden, Susan Young, Piyal Sen
BACKGROUND: There have been no systematic reviews that investigated the heritability of the two-factor model of psychopathy: interpersonal-affective and behavioral. Our review aimed, first, to examine the heritability of general psychopathic traits and, second, if genetic influences were suggested, to determine the heritability of various traits related to the interpersonal-affective and behavioral factors of psychopathy. METHOD: A systematic literature search was conducted using articles from the PsycINFO, Embase, Global Health, Medline, PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus databases (January of 1980 to December of 2015) in order to identify eligible literature that reported on the heritability of psychopathy-related traits...
May 11, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484617/social-reward-questionnaire-adolescent-version-and-its-association-with-callous-unemotional-traits
#15
Lucy Foulkes, Craig S Neumann, Ruth Roberts, Eamon McCrory, Essi Viding
During adolescence, social interactions are a potent source of reward. However, no measure of social reward value exists for this age group. In this study, we adapted the adult Social Reward Questionnaire, which we had previously developed and validated, for use with adolescents. Participants aged 11-16 (n = 568; 50% male) completed the Social Reward Questionnaire-Adolescent Version (SRQ-A), alongside measures of personality traits-five-factor model (FFM) and callous-unemotional (CU) traits-for construct validity purposes...
April 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427034/taxometric-analyses-and-predictive-accuracy-of-callous-unemotional-traits-regarding-quality-of-life-and-behavior-problems-in-non-conduct-disorder-diagnoses
#16
Pierre C M Herpers, Helen Klip, Nanda N J Rommelse, Mark J Taylor, Corina U Greven, Jan K Buitelaar
Callous-unemotional (CU) traits have mainly been studied in relation to conduct disorder (CD), but can also occur in other disorder groups. However, it is unclear whether there is a clinically relevant cut-off value of levels of CU traits in predicting reduced quality of life (QoL) and clinical symptoms, and whether CU traits better fit a categorical (taxonic) or dimensional model. Parents of 979 youths referred to a child and adolescent psychiatric clinic rated their child's CU traits on the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional traits (ICU), QoL on the Kidscreen-27, and clinical symptoms on the Child Behavior Checklist...
April 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420457/are-impairments-in-emotion-recognition-a-core-feature-of-callous-unemotional-traits-testing-the-primary-versus-secondary-variants-model-in-children
#17
Mark R Dadds, Eva R Kimonis, Olivia Schollar-Root, Caroline Moul, David J Hawes
The role of environmental adversity in the development of high callous-unemotional (CU) traits in children is controversial. Evidence speaks to the traits being largely independent of adversity; however, recent data shows that those with high CU traits and high adversity and/or high anxiety might differ in important ways from those with no such history. We tested this using emotion recognition (ER) skills. We tested whether maltreatment history and anxiety levels moderated the relationship between level of CU traits and ER skills in N = 364 children with behavioral problems who were 3 to 16 years old...
April 19, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406655/heterogeneity-in-externalizing-problems-at-age-3-association-with-age-15-biological-and-environmental-outcomes
#18
Kostas A Fanti, Eva Kimonis
Investigating heterogeneity in antisocial behavior early in life is essential for understanding the etiology, development, prognosis, and treatment of these problems. Data from the longitudinal National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) study of Early Child Care were used to identify homogeneous groups of young antisocial children differentiated on externalizing problems, internalizing problems, and callous-unemotional (CU) traits using latent profile analysis (LPA). We examined how identified subgroups were differentiated on adolescent social, biological, cognitive, and environmental outcomes, controlling for dispositional and contextual antecedents during the first 2 years of life...
April 13, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377098/mapping-the-developmental-pathways-of-child-conduct-problems-through-the-neurobiology-of-empathy
#19
REVIEW
Caroline Moul, David J Hawes, Mark R Dadds
The notion that antisocial behavior reflects failures of empathy has a long history in the clinical literature, yet only recently has evidence emerged to support neuroscientific accounts of empathy and the development of child conduct problems. Much of this evidence has come from research into callous-unemotional traits, which correspond to the affective component of psychopathy and therefore encompass deficits in empathy within a broader cluster of emotional impairments. In this review we integrate current evidence concerning the biobehavioral bases of empathy and callous-unemotional traits, and discuss how it may inform models of heterogeneous subgroups of individuals with early onset conduct problems...
April 1, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374219/aggressive-male-juvenile-offenders-with-callous-unemotional-traits-show-aberrant-attentional-orienting-to-distress-cues
#20
Eva R Kimonis, Nicole Graham, Elizabeth Cauffman
Antisocial youth with callous-unemotional (CU) traits exhibit a pattern of severe and persistent conduct problems and deficits in emotional processing that parallels adults with psychopathy. Aberrant emotional attention, particularly among individuals high on aggression, constitutes one such deficit; however, its robustness across race/ethnicity requires further investigation given findings that the psychopathy construct manifests differently across race (Sullivan and Kosson 2006), and emotional attention is susceptible to the influence of adverse environmental factors such as violence exposure that is more common among ethnic minority youth (Kimonis et al...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
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