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Below some research that confirm what everyone who has been targeted already know.

“Correlational analyses demonstrated that psychopathy was most strongly related to bullying”
Relationships between bullying behaviours and the Dark Triad: A study with adults. (Dec. 2011)   Here

Bullying at school as a predictor of delinquency, violence and other anti-social behaviour in adulthood. (March 2011)   Here

More research from 2011;

The effects of reward and punishment on response inhibition in non-clinical psychopathy (Jan. 2011)   Here

A possible mechanism of sadism (Jan. 2011)   Here

The other allele: Exploring the long allele of the serotonin transporter gene as a potential risk factor for psychopathy: A review of the parallels in findings (Jan. 2011)   Here

Genetic Influences on Being Processed Through the Criminal Justice System: Results from a Sample of Adoptees (Feb. 2011)   Here

Narcissism and academic dishonesty: The exhibitionism dimension and the lack of guilt. (Feb. 2011)   Here
Also of interest in connection to above study;
Identifying and profiling scholastic cheaters: Their personality, cognitive ability, and motivation.   Here
Personality Predicts Cheating More Than Academic Struggles, Study Shows (2010)   Here
Narcissists can now be given the ultimate title they deserve – a Psychopath   Here

Psychopathy, PCL-R, and MAOA genotype as predictors of violent reconvictions. (Feb. 2011)   Here

Specifying the attentional selection that moderates the fearlessness of psychopathic offenders. (Feb 2011)   Here
Also of interest; Attention Moderates the Fearlessness of Psychopathic Offenders.  (2010)   Here

“These findings provide clear evidence that deficits in defensive reactivity are linked specifically to the affective-interpersonal features of psychopathy and not to the antisocial deviance features represented most strongly in APD.”
Clarifying the Role of Defensive Reactivity Deficits in Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Using Startle Reflex Methodology. (Feb. 2011)   Here

Individual differences in cognitive-flexibility: The influence of spontaneous eyeblink rate, trait psychoticism and working memory on attentional set-shifting. (March 2011)   Here
Related;   The psychoticism–psychopathy continuum: A neuropsychological model of core deficits. 2010 (pdf)   Here

Dual Temperamental Risk Factors for Psychopathic Personality: Evidence From Self-Report and Skin Conductance. (March 2011)   Here

Psychopathy and impulsivity reconsidered (March-April 2011)   Here

As victims of psychopaths often are stalked, harassed, terrorized and even killed;
The development and validation of the guidelines for stalking assessment and management (March-April 2011)   Here

A newtrait on the market: Honesty–Humility as auniquepredictor of jobperformanceratings (April 2011)   Here   Related article; Higher Job Performance Linked to People Who Are More Honest and Humble  Here

Narcissism and stock market investing: Correlates and consequences of cocksure investing (April 2011)   Here

The psychopath’s dilemma: The effects of psychopathic personality traits in one-shot games  (April 2011)    Here

Increased testosterone-cortisol ratio in psychopathy. (May 2011)   Here

Lack of empathy in patients with narcissistic personality disorder. (May 2011)   Here

Differences between psychopathy and other personality disorders: evidence from neuroimaging  (May 2011)   Here

Cold-blooded lie catchers? An investigation of psychopathy, emotional processing, and deception detection. (Early view May 2011)   Here

An inter-hemispheric imbalance in the psychopath’s brain. (July 2011)   Here

Would I lie to you? “leakage” in deceptive facial expressions relates to psychopathy and emotional intelligence (July 2010)   Here

Emotion and Morality in Psychopathy and Paraphilias. (July 2011)   Here
Also of interest;
Paraphilias with co-morbid psychopathy: the clinical and legal significance to sex offender assessments (2010)  Here

White matter microstructural abnormalities in the frontal lobe of adults with antisocial personality disorder. (July 2011)   Here
Also of interest neurologicalcorrelates post;
Psychopath white matter: Abnormal mostly on the right hand side (July 25, 2011)  Here

Moral Judgment and Psychopathy. (July 2011)   Here

Predatory Violence Aiming at Relief in a Case of Mass Murder: Meloy’s Criteria for Applied Forensic Practice. (July/August 2011)   Here
Related;
Bullies may enjoy seeing others in pain: Brain scans show disruption in natural empathetic response. (2008)   Here

Psychopathic Traits From the Perspective of Self and Informant Reports: Is There Evidence for a Lack of Insight? (Aug. 2011)   Here

Personality and economics: Overview and proposed framework. (Aug. 2011)   Here
Special Issue on Personality and Economics. (Pdf).   Here

Cortex and amygdala morphology in psychopathy (Aug. 2011)   Here
Related;
Morphological alterations in the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in unsuccessful psychopaths. (2010)   Here
Localization of Deformations Within the Amygdala in Individuals With Psychopathy (2009)   Here

As trauma (interaction with a psychopath) and PTSD go hand in hand;
Changes in brain anatomy during the course of posttraumatic stress disorder.  (Aug. 2011)   Here
For more info on PTSD see, Tim Fields, Trauma and PTSD   Here

Investigating the neural correlates of psychopathy: a critical review. (Aug. 2011)   Here

The relationship between psychopathy and impulsivity: A multi-impulsivity measurement approach. (Sept. 2011)   Here

Wasn’t me!’ A field study of the relationship between deceptive motivations and psychopathic traits in young offenders. (Sept. 2011)   Here

Psychopathic traits in Finnish homicide offenders with schizophrenia. (Sept. 2011)   Here

Psychopathic Personality Traits, Genetic Risk, and Gene–Environment Correlations. (Sept. 2011)   Here
Related;
Evidence for substantial genetic risk for psychopathy in 7-year-olds (2005)   Here
Also see an earlier post,
Children at risk – Callous disregard for the feelings of others   Here

High Psychopathic Trait Females Exhibit Reduced Startle Potentiation and Increased P3 Amplitude. (Sept./Oct. 2011)   Here

Capturing the Psychopathic Female: A Prototypicality Analysis of the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) Across Gender (Sept./Oct. 2011)   Here

The genetic origins of psychopathic personality traits in adult males and females: Results from an adoption-based study. (Oct. 2011)   Here

White-Collar Criminals: The ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Offender?  (Oct. 2011)   Here

Amount of altruistic punishment accounts for subsequent emotional gratification in participants with primary psychopathy  (Nov. 2011)   Here

Mate-selection and the Dark Triad: Facilitating a short-term mating strategy and creating a volatile environment.   Here

Greed is good? Student disciplinary choice and self-reported psychopathy. (Nov.2011)   Here
Write-up of interest,
Psychopaths and Big Money – It All Adds Up   Here

Psychopathy and indirect aggression: The roles of cortisol, sex, and type of psychopathy. (Nov. 2011)   Here

The effects of sertraline on psychopathic traits (Nov. 2011)   Here

Psychopaths’ Brains Show Differences in Structure and Function (Nov. 2011)    Here

Reduced Prefrontal Connectivity in Psychopathy (Nov. 2011)   Here
Related, great post by Neurological Correlates,
We called it: Psychopath brain disconnects and reduced functions   Here

Psychopathy, reactive aggression, and precarious proclamations: A review of behavioral, cognitive, and biological research (Nov.-Dec.2011)   Here

The psychopath magnetized: insights from brain imaging. (Dec. 2011)   Here   and   Here

A very long post, I know, but there should be som research of interest for everyone.   Last but not least, I’d like to mention a site in German dealing with Psychopathy for those with german as their native language, Erkenne Psychopathie    Here

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