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Elevated levels of callous unemotional traits are associated with reduced attentional cueing, with no specificity for fear or eyes

Dawel, Amy; McKone, Elinor; O'Kearney, Richard; Sellbom, Martin; Irons, Jessica; Palermo, Romina

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Three theoretical explanations for the affective facet of psychopathy were tested in individuals with high levels of callous unemotional (CU) traits. Theory 1 (Blair) proposes specific difficulties in processing others' distress (particularly fear). Theory 2 (Dadds) argues for lack of attention to the eyes of faces. Theory 3 (Newman) proposes enhanced selective attention. The theories make contrasting predictions about how CU traits would affect cueing of attention from eye-gaze direction in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76739
Source: Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment
DOI: 10.1037/per0000108

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