The Difficulty of Assessing Female Psychopathy: Methods of Measuring Psychopathy and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Function, and Misdiagnosis in Females - A Work in Progress

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Poster presented at the 2010 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on the difficulty of assessing female psychopathy.

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Creation Date: April 15, 2010
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Roberts, Sandra J.

University of North Texas

Creator (Contributor):
Neumann, Craig S.

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; craig.neumann@unt.edu

Date(s):
  • Creation: April 15, 2010
Description:

Poster presented at the 2010 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on the difficulty of assessing female psychopathy.

Degree:
Department: Psychology
Department: Behavior Analysis
Department: Honors College
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Abstract: If the average person is asked to name a female psychopath from a movie, s/he might name Charlize Theron's portrayal of Aileen Wuornos from 'Monster' or Glenn Close as Alex from 'Fatal Attractions', but s/he would be only half-right. Aileen Wuornos was clearly a psychopath; Glenn Close's character displayed Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Similarities between psychopathy and BDP, particularly in presentation of BPD (i.e. mood swings or affect) at the time of assessment can be confusing. Male psychopathy assessment is more precise while the female assessment seems ambiguous and indistinct. An in-depth literature review of the personality disturbances and the different psychopathy scales, such as Hare's Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), will be beneficial in discerning why female psychopathy is often misdiagnosed.

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1 p.

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Keyword(s): borderline personality disorder | females | women | BPD | psychopathy
Source: Seventh Annual University Scholars Day, 2010, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
Partner:
UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Resource Type: Poster
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