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NCJ Number: 42412 Find in a Library
Title: WAIS (WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE) PERFORMANCES IN ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY (DISORDER)
Journal: ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA  Volume:55  Dated:(1977)  Pages:220-224
Author(s): M VIRKKUNEN; P LUUKKONEN
Corporate Author: Munksgaard
Denmark
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Munksgaard
DK-1370, Copenhagen K, Denmark
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Denmark
Annotation: IN THIS STUDY, THE WAIS PERFORMANCES OF SUBJECTS WITH ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER WERE COMPARED WITH THE PERFORMANCES OF CONTROLS WHO WERE CRIMINAL OFFENDERS HAVING OTHER PERSONALITY DISORDERS.
Abstract: IT APPEARED THAT IN ALL SUBTESTS THE AGE-SCALED SCORES OF THE CONTROLS WERE HIGHER THAN THOSE OF THE SUBJECTS. STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES EMERGED IN SUBTESTS ON INFORMATION, COMPREHENSION AND ARITHMETIC OF THE VERBAL SCALE, AND IN THE PICTURE COMPLETION SUBTEST OF THE PERSORMANCE SCALE, AS WELL AS IN THE VERBAL, PERFORMANCE AND TOTAL I.Q. IN LIGHT OF THESE RESULTS, ONE FUNDAMENTAL FEATURE IN ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY COULD BE THE LACK OF GENERAL INTEREST AND INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY, WHICH IS PROBABLY ASSOCIATED WITH A POOR ABILITY TO 'FEEL' (INADEQUACY OF FEELINGS OF PLEASURE) IN THOSE PREDISPOSED TO ANTICOCIAL PERSONALITY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...DMC
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Comparative analysis; Finland; Intelligence Quotient (IQ); Offenders; Personality assessment; Problem behavior; Psychological evaluation; Sociopaths
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