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David S. Kosson, PhD
Dr. David Kosson obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin -Madison after completion of an internship at the SUNY Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, New York. He subsequently worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1990 through December 1, 1994. He joined RFUMS in December, 1994. His research interests focus on psychopathy. Dr. Kosson teaches courses in Personality, Counseling, and Psychotherapy and in Theoretical Psychopathology within the Department. He is involved in a number of professional activities including serving as president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy from 2011 to 2013 and as president of the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation. He is licensed in North Carolina.
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My research interests are in the psychological mechanisms that differentiate psychopathic from nonpsychopathic inmates and normal adults, including attentional function, emotional processing, and interpersonal behavior, and in the developmental processes that contribute to adult psychopathy. Several ongoing studies test competing hypotheses regarding the mechanisms underlying psychopathic offenders' cognitive and emotional deficits. Other studies examine whether subgroups of offenders are characterized by distinct emotional and cognitive deficits. Some of my related interests include interrelations between cognition, motivation, and emotion, including emotion regulation; mechanisms underlying interpersonal approaches to the assessment of personality disorder, and studies examining the interpersonal manifestations of psychopathy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Schizoid Personality Disorder are now in progress.
Recent Lab News
- Congratulations to our most recent graduate, Dr. John Anderson! Dr. Anderson is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Minnesota Judicial District in Minneapolis, MN.
- Congratulations to Allison Brown and Sara Millspaugh on securing highly competitive internships for the 2020-2021 training year. Allison is currently completing her internship at the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, and Sara is completing her internship at the Federal Correctional Center in Butner, NC.
- Individual Differences in Personality: This project is designed to understand the personality traits and attitudes that contribute to antisocial and criminal behaviors. Using interviews, questionnaires, we try to understand the attitudes and experiences that lead to differences in personality traits and in personality disorders associated with antisocial behaviors. We also use laboratory tasks to examine emotional processing, cognitive processing, and problem-solving strategies that are more adaptive and that are maladaptive. Our focus is to identify relationships between individual differences in cognitive and emotional processing and in the attitudes and experiences associated with personality pathology.
- Neural Substrate of Cognitive and Emotional Deficits in Psychopathy: This project, previously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and conducted in collaboration with Dr. Kent Kiehl, Dr. Carla Harenski, and Dr. Vince Calhoun of the University of New Mexico and the Mind Research Network, was designed to provide simultaneous tests of three contemporary perspectives for cognitive and emotional deficits of psychopathic offenders. The project was designed to evaluate predictions of the left hemisphere activation hypothesis, the response modulation hypothesis, and the paralimbic hypothesis. The grant ended in October 2016, and we are currently analyzing the data and writing manuscripts that report the findings.
- Emotion regulation deficits associated with early trauma among low income, minority preschoolers: This is a collaborative project with Dr. Cecilia Martinez-Torteya at DePaul University which was funded by a consortium at Rosalind Franklin University and DePaul University. We are examining relationships between exposure to trauma and signs of psychopathology. In addition, we are examining whether parenting and the ability to regulate emotion are helpful in reducing the impact of exposure to trauma. We are also exploring longitudinal associations between early trauma exposure, emotion regulation deficits, and psychosocial functioning.
Research Lab Members
|Allison Brown, M.S.
Allison is a seventh-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. For her dissertation project, she is investigating patterns of deficits in facial affect recognition in children with various externalizing presentations. Allison is currently completing her internship at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital with major rotations in pediatric neuropsychology and consult-liaison services. She plans to pursue a fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology.
|Sara Millspaugh, M.S.
Sara is a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Psychology and an A.B. in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Following graduation, she worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. Her primary interests lie in successful psychopathy, the relationship between psychopathy and criminal behavior and the criminal justice system, and gender differences in psychopathy. She is also interested in other general forensic psychology topics. Her dissertation involves comparing the factor structure of PCL-R psychopathy between male and female inmates. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at the BOP Federal Correctional Center in Butner, NC, where she focuses on correctional psychology, forensic evaluation, and forensic treatment.
|Courtney Beussink, MS
Courtney is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She completed her B.S. degree in Neuroscience at Saint Louis University and her M.S. degree in Experimental Psychology at Georgia Southern University. Her master’s thesis examined the utility of perspective taking in increasing empathy-related responses for individuals lower and higher in the callous affect traits of psychopathy. Her dissertation examines attentional biases for affective stimuli before and after an emotion induction in community adult males with varying degrees of psychopathic traits. Her primary research interests include examining the relationship between emotional functioning and psychopathy, including developmental mechanisms.
|Emma Faith, M.S.
Emma is a fourth-year student in the Ph.D. program. They completed their B.A. degrees in Psychology and Arabic Language at American University. For their master's thesis, they examined the application of signal detection theory to facial affect recognition in individuals high in psychopathic traits. Their primary interests include emotion processing in psychopathy and the expression of psychopathic traits in sex offenders, and they are currently working on their dissertation which focused on examining subtypes of psychopathy in a sex offender sample.
|Palak Singh, M.S.
Palak is a fourth-year student in the Ph.D. program. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and master’s degree in neuroscience at Columbia University. Her primary research interests include examining stress and trauma, specifically executive functioning and resiliency factors that contribute to positive psychosocial outcomes. She is a student committee member for the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology/Division 40 Practice Advisory Committee.
|Emily Graupman, M.S.
Emily is a third-year student in the Ph.D. program on the neuropsychology track. She completed her BA degree at Creighton University, where she double-majored in Psychology and Spanish. Emily's master's thesis examined whether psychopathic traits moderate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and violent crime. Her primary research interests include psychopathy and violent crime motivation. In her free time, Emily enjoys watching sports and doing trivia with her cohort!
Sam is a second-year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Philosophy. His research interests include the development of psychopathic traits and trajectories of criminal behavior.
Research Lab Alumni
|John R. Anderson, Ph.D.
Dr. Anderson received his Ph.D. in 2020 from RFUMS. His research interests include psychopathy, severe and persistent mental illness, violence, person-centered analytical methods, and survival analysis. He completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Mendota Mental Health Institute and is currently a Forensic Psychology Fellow at the Minnesota Judicial District in Minneapolis, MN completing various types of evaluations. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his greyhound, Penny.
|Hillary Gorin, Ph.D. Dr. Gorin received her Ph.D. in 2019 from RFUMS. She graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Psychology. During her time at RFUMS, she studied the developmental mechanisms involved in psychopathic trait development. More specifically, she examined how early experiences of negative affect, maladaptive parenting, biological predispositions, and other environmental factors contribute to the development of psychopathic traits (as related to her master's thesis and dissertation). She is especially clinically interested in evidence-based treatment for anxiety and trauma-related disorders. She completed an internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL and a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System/ University of Michigan. She is currently working at a private practice in Chicago, IL.|
|Jami Mach, Ph.D. Dr. Mach received her Ph.D. in 2018 from RFUMS. Her research interests include intimate partner violence (IPV), psychopathy, and factors related to criminal recidivism. She completed her dissertation study examining relationships between IPV and psychopathy. She completed an internship at the BOP Federal Medical Center in Rochester, MN, where she currently works.|
|Kristen M. Klipfel, Ph.D. Dr. Klipfel received her Ph.D. in 2018 from RFUMS. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Italian from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Her master's thesis examined grandiosity and superficiality as distinct constructs in psychopathy and narcissism. Her dissertation examined the relationships between psychopathy facets and Personality Disorders in two alternative samples: a United States prison sample and a European forensic psychiatric sample. She completed an internship at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL. She is currently working at a private practice in Chicago, IL.|
|Melanie A. Chinchilla, Ph.D. Dr. Chinchilla received her Ph.D. in 2017 from RFUMS. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in Psychology. After that, she worked with various at-risk populations and has an interest in public health. Her research interests focus on personality disorders (specifically psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder), environmental factors, and externalizing behavior in adult and adolescent populations. Her dissertation examined relationships between antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, risk behavior, and health outcomes. She is currently working at a private practice in San Francisco, CA.|
|Erica J. Christian, Ph.D. Dr. Christian received her Ph.D. in 2017 from RFUMS. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2004 where she majored in Psychology and in Law & Criminology. Her clinical interests involve adult forensic assessment. Her research interests relate to early environmental factors in the development of psychopathy and emotional processing in psychopathic offenders.|
|Chelsea L. Brieman, Ph.D. Dr. Brieman received her Ph.D. in 2016 from RFUMS. She is primarily interested in the study of environmental/familial factors associated with the development of psychopathic traits. In addition, her recent research focus has been on psychopathy and its effects on significant others. She is also interested in the development and manifestation of other personality disorders. She currently works at a VA in Daytona Beach, FL.|
|Sarah L. Hampton, Ph.D. Dr. Hampton received her Ph.D. in 2016 from RFUMS. She also obtained M.S. degrees in Clinical Psychology and in Health Administration while attending RFUMS. Her research and clinical work have spanned child and adult populations in a variety of settings. Her primary focus is Her forensic application of clinical psychology. Her research interests include attributional biases exhibited by those with maladaptive personality traits, attachment problems and their relationship to psychopathology, the role of parenting practices in the development of psychopathology, the experience of shame and guilt for those with psychopathic traits, and the forensic assessment of incarcerated individuals. She currently works at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO.|
|Cody V. Schraft, Ph.D. Dr. Schraft received her Ph.D. in 2014 from RFUMS. Her research interests are focused on the relationship between environmental factors associated with childhood abuse, maltreatment, and trauma and the presentation of externalizing psychopathology, including conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, reactive attachment disorder, and psychopathic traits in youth populations. She is currently in private practice in Chicago, Illinois.|
|Nastassia R. E. Riser, Ph.D. Dr. Riser received her Ph.D. in 2013 from RFUMS. Her research and clinical interests are focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying various personality syndromes (including psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder). She also has interests in self-injurious, suicidal, and other maladaptive behaviors that may be used to regulate affect but which may lead to avoidance and exacerbate anxiety and mood difficulties. She is interested in understanding the development, course, and treatment of personality disorders and co-morbid conditions, and is especially interested in emotion regulation in individuals with personality disorders. Her dissertation study examined whether individuals with psychopathic traits are characterized by difficulties in emotion regulation. She is currently working at a private practice in San Diego, CA.|
|Michael Brook, Ph.D. Dr. Brook received his Ph.D. in 2011 from RFUMS. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. His primary clinical interest is in neuropsychological assessment, particularly as applied to the justice system, including issues of fitness, mitigation, risk assessment, and neuropsychological Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) of criminal and civil litigants. He is also interested in neuropsychological evaluation of patients with epilepsy, brain tumors, and other conditions affecting cognitive function including cerebrovascular, metabolic, autoimmune, and genetic disorders. His research focuses on investigating the neuropsychological correlates of interpersonal violence and psychopathy, as well as neurocognition in patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention.|
|Zach Walsh, Ph.D. Dr. Walsh received his Ph.D. in 2008 from RFUMS and completed a clinical internship and a research fellowship at the Brown University Centre for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia and Co-Director for the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. He is a registered clinical psychologist whose research has been supported by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Health Canada, BC Interior Health Authority, the Peter Wall Endowment and the American Psychological Association. He leads two distinct labs focused on Personality and Violence and Therapeutic, Recreational, and Problematic Substance Use.|
|Marc Swogger, Ph.D. Dr. Swogger received his Ph.D. in 2006 from RFUMS. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His research focuses primarily on psychopathy and violence among criminal offenders. He studies factors that moderate the relationships between psychopathic traits and key public health outcomes, including general interpersonal violence, intimate partner violence, suicidal behavior, and criminal recidivism. He has begun a randomized clinical trial to study how personality heterogeneity impacts the efficacy of a substance use intervention among offenders.|
Research Lab Links
The Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy (SSSP)
Robert Hare’s Website for the Study of Psychopathy
Paul Frick’s Developmental Psychopathology Lab website
The Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation
Research Lab Photos
ALLISON BROWN, DAVID KOSSON, AND ELENA VAUDREUIL (former master's student) IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM FOR THE SSSP CONFERENCE IN MAY 2017.
ALLISON BROWN, DAVID KOSSON, and Elena Vaudreuli (former master's student) EATING DINNER IN A CAVE WITH ADRIAN RAINE, OLIVIA CHOY, ANDREA GLENN, AND SEVERAL STUDENTS FROM HEDWIG EISENBARTH'S LAB IN ANTWERP, BELGIUM FOR THE SSSP CONFERENCE IN MAY 2017.
Allison Brown, Courtney Beussink, and other RFUMS psychology students advocate for psychology at the March for Science in Chicago.
Recent lab presentations
Kosson, D. S., Corcoran, P., Hartman, E. M., & Elliott, K. (2019, August). Drug users seeking treatment through a police-assisted prearrest diversion program. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Millspaugh, S. B., Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2019, August). Interstate crimes: The relationship between psychopathy and commission of crimes in multiple states. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Kosson, D. S., Garofalo, C. & McBride, C., K. (2019, May). Anger expression and psychopathy in detained adolescents. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Gorin, H. M., Kosson, D. S., Miller, S. A., Fontaine, N. M. G., Vitaro, F., Séguin, J. R., Boivin, M., Côte, S., & Tremblay, R. E. (2019, May). The emergence of psychopathic traits: examining the roles of early negative affectivity and hostile reactive parenting in predicting psychopathic traits in middle childhood. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Anderson, J.R., Kosson, D.S. (2019, May). Schizopathy: Exploring the relationship between schizotypy and psychopathy using person–centered and variable–centered approaches. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Millspaugh, S. B., Vaudreuil, E. T., Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2019, May). The relationship between psychopathy and conviction rates: Examining the conviction to charge ratio. Blitz talk presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Beussink, C. N., Chi, T., Walsh, Z., Riser, N. R. E., & Kosson, D. S. (2019, May). Matched tests of facial affect recognition in male inmates high in psychopathy. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Faith, E., Beussink, C. N., & Kosson, D. S. (2019, May). Speed-accuracy tradeoffs in a facial affect recognition task among inmates high in psychopathy. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Graupman, E. E., Gandelman, E. M., Greco, J., Miller, S., & Kosson, D. S. (2019, May). Relationships between PCL:YV Facets and the Use of Power-Related Words in Adolescent Offenders. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Gandelman, E., Graupman, E. E., Greco, J., Miller, S., & Kosson, D. S. (2019, May). Exploratory Linguistic Analysis of Relationship Descriptions from Adolescents with Psychopathic Traits. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy - Las Vegas, NV.
Beussink, C. N., Kosson, D. S., Chi, T., Riser, N. R. E., Walsh, Z., Pera-Guardiola, V., & Jamijyan Briz, A. (2018, March). Facial affect recognition in college students with psychopathic traits: A comparison using tests matched in discriminating power. Poster presented at American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41) Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
Anderson, J. R., Riley, S. N., Walsh, Z., Kosson, D. S. (2018, March). Psychopathy, substance use and drug related crime. Data-Blitz Paper presented at American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41) Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
Anderson, J. R., Riley, S. N., Walsh, Z., Kosson, D. S. (2018, March). Psychopathy, substance use and drug related crime. Data-Blitz Paper presented at American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41) Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.
Selected recent Publications
PUBLICATIONS ADDRESSING COGNITIVE OR EMOTIONAL DYSFUNCTION IN PSYCHOPATHY
Kosson, D. S., Garofalo, C., McBride, C. K., & Velotti, P. (2020). Get mad: Chronic anger expression and psychopathic traits in three independent samples. Journal of Criminal Justice, 67, 101672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101672
Garofalo, C., Neumann, C. S., Kosson, D. S., & Velotti, P. (2020). Psychopathy and emotion dysregulation: More than meets the eye. Psychiatry Research, 290, 113160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113160
Deming, D., Dargis, M., Haas, B. W., Brook M., Decety, J., Harenski, C., Kiehl, K. A., Koenigs, M., & Kosson, D. S. (2020). Psychopathy is associated with fear-specific reductions in neural activity during affective perspective-taking. Neuroimage, 223, 117342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117342
Beussink, C. N., Chi, T., Walsh, Z., Riser, N. R. E., & Kosson, D. S. (2020). Employing matched tests to assess facial affect recognition anomalies in offenders high in psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 160, 109945. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.109945
Kosson, D. S., Chi, T., Riser, N. R. E., Walsh, Z., Beussink, C. N., Pera-Guardiola, V., & Jamijyan Briz, A. (2019). Facial affect recognition in college students with psychopathic traits: A comparison using tests matched in discriminating power. Journal of Research in Personality, 78, 52-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2018.11.002
Vitale, J., Kosson, D. S., Resch, Z., & Newman, J. P. (2018). Speed-accuracy tradeoffs on an affective lexical decision task: Implications for the Affect Regulation Theory of Psychopathy. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40, 412-418. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-018-9652-z
Kosson, D. S., McBride, C. K., Miller, S. A., Riser, R. E., & Whitman, L. A. (2018). Attentional bias following frustration in youth with psychopathic traits: Emotional deficit versus negative preception. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 9(2), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.5127/jep.060116
Garofalo, C., Velotti, P., Zavattini, G. C., & Kosson, D. S. (2017). Emotion dysregulation and interpersonal problems: The role of defensiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 96-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.07.007
Pera-Guardiola, V., Batalla, I., Bosque, J., Kosson, D., Pifarré, J., Hernández-Ribas, R., Goldberg, X., Contreras-Rodríguez, O., Menchón, J. M., Soriano-Mas, C., & Cardoner, N. (2016). Modulatory effects of psychopathy on Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in male offenders with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Psychiatry Research, 235, 43-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2015.12.003
Pera-Guardiola, V., Contreras-Rodríguez, O., Batalla, I., Kosson, D., Menchón, J. M., Pifarré, J., Bosque, J., Cardoner, N., & Soriano-Mas, C. (2016). Brain structural correlates of emotion recognition in psychopaths. PLoS ONE, 11, e0149807. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149807
Brook, M., Brieman, C. L., & Kosson, D. S. (2013). Emotional processing in Psychopathy Checklist-assessed psychopathy: A review of the literature. Clinical Psychology Review, 33(8), 979-995. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2013.07.00
Brook, M., & Kosson, D. S. (2013). Impaired cognitive empathy in criminal psychopathy: Evidence from a laboratory measure of empathic accuracy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(1), 156-166. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030261
Riser, R. E., & Kosson, D. S. (2013). Criminal behavior and cognitive processing in male offenders with antisocial personality disorder with and without co-morbid psychopathy. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4(4), 332-340. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033303
PUBLICATIONS ADDRESSING ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR, CRIME AND VIOLENCE ASSOCIATED WITH PSYCHOPATHY
Fox, J., Reilly, J., Kosson, D. S., Brown, A. R., Hanlon, R., & Brook, M. (2020). Differentiating perpetrators of intimate partner violence from other violent offenders using a statistical learning model: The role of cognition and life history variables. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520918567
Cantos, A. L., Kosson, D. S., Goldstein, D. A., & O’Leary, K. D. (2019). Treatment impact on recidivism of family only vs. generally violent partner violence perpetrators. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 19(3), 171-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2019.05.002
Anderson, J. R., Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2018). Psychopathy, self-identified race/ethnicity and nonviolent recidivism: A longitudinal study. Law and Human Behavior, 42(6), 531-544. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000302
Swogger, M. T., Montry, K. M., Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2018). Fantastic and uninviting behavior: Psychopathy, alcohol, and violence. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 10(3), 210-222. https://doi.org/10.1108/JACPR-09-2017-0317
Steuerwald, B. L., Brown, A., R., Mneimne, M., & Kosson, D. S., (2017). Anger following provocation in individuals with psychopathic traits. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 7(4), 244-261. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-02-2017-0007
Reidy, D. E., Krusemark, E., Kosson, D. S., Kearns, M. C., Smith-Darden, J., & Kiehl, K. A. (2017). The development of severe and chronic violence among youth: The role of psychopathic traits and reward processing. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 48(6), 967-982. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-017-0720-5
Mach, J. L., Cantos, A. L., Weber, E. N., & Kosson, D. S. (2017). The impact of perpetrator characteristics on the completion of a partner abuse intervention program. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(23-24), 5228-5254. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517719904
Walsh, Z., Hendricks, P. S., Smith, S., Kosson, D. S., Thiessen, M. S., Lucas, P., & Swogger, M. T. (2016). Hallucinogen use and intimate partner violence: Prospective evidence consistent with protective effects among men with histories of problematic substance use. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 30(7), 601-607. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881116642538
Chinchilla, M. A., & Kosson, D. S. (2016). Psychopathic traits moderate relationships between parental warmth and adolescent antisocial and other high-risk behaviors. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(6), 722-738. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854815617216
Goldstein, D. A., Cantos, A. L., Brenner, L. H., Verborg, R. J., & Kosson, D. S. (2016). Perpetrator type moderates the relationship between severity of intimate partner violence and recidivism. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43(7), 879-898. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854815616841
Schraft, C. V., Kosson, D. S., & McBride, C. K. (2013). Exposure to violence within home and community environments and psychopathic tendencies in adolescents. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40(9), 1027-1043. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854813486887
Salvador-Silva, R., Vasconcellos, S. J. L., Davoglio, T. R., Gauer, G. J. C., & Kosson, D. S. (2012). Psicopatia e comportamentos interpessoais em detentos: um estudo correlacional. (Psychopathy and interpersonal behavior in detainees: A correlational study.) Avaliação Psicológica, 11(2), 239-245.
Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., Kosson, D. S., Cashman-Brown, S., & Caine, E. D. (2012). Childhood physical abuse and later perpetration of intimate partner violence: The moderating role of psychopathic traits. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(7), 910-922. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854812438160
Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., Lejuez, C. W., & Kosson, D. S. (2010). Psychopathy and risk-taking among jailed inmates. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(4), 439-452. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854810361617
PUBLICATIONS ADDRESSING THE NATURE OF PSYCHOPATHIC TRAITS IN YOUTH AND ADULTHOOD
Kosson, D. S., Schraft, C. V., Brieman, C. L., McBride, C. K., & Knight, R. A. (2020). Parental rejecting behaviors: Validating a behaviorally based youth-report measure of parental emotional abuse. Assessment, 1073191120918943. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120918943
Gorin, H. M., Kosson, D. S., Miller, S. A., Fontaine, N. M. G., Vitaro, F., Seguin, J. R., Boivin, M., Cote, S., & Tremblay, R. E. (2019). Psychopathic traits in middle childhood: Evidence of a hierarchical three-factor structure. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 41(3), 341-352. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-019-09733-2
Pham, T. H., Kosson, D. S., & Stafford, M. C. (2018). Factor structure of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Revised (PCL-R) in Belgian offenders. Acta Psychiatrica Belgica.
Ridder, K. A., & Kosson, D. S. (2018). Investigating the components of psychopathic traits in youth offenders. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40, 60-68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-018-9654-x
Hampton, S. L., Vitacco, M. J., & Kosson, D. S. (2018). Construct validity of the three-factor model of the Interpersonal Measure of Psychopathy. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(11), 1613-1633. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854818786759
Ellingwood, H., Emeno, K., Bennell, C., Forth, A., Kosson, D. S., & Hare, R. (2017). Multidimensional scaling analysis of psychopathy in male juveniles using the PCL:YV. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 7(2), 262-279. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-03-2017-0019
Korponay, C., Pujara, M., Deming, P., Philippi, C., Decety, J., Kosson, D. S., Kiehl, K. A., & Koenigs, M. (2017). Impulsive-antisocial psychopathic traits linked to increased volume and functional connectivity within prefrontal cortex. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(7), 1169-1178. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsx042
Christian, E. J., Meltzer, C. L., Thede, L. L., & Kosson, D. S. (2017). The relationship between early life events, parental attachment, and psychopathic tendencies in adolescent detainees. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 48(2), 260-269. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-016-0638-3
Korponay, C., Pujara, M. S., Deming, P., Philippi, C., Decety, J., Kosson, D. S., Kiehl, K. A., & Koenigs, M. (2017). Impulsive-antisocial dimension of psychopathy linked to enlargement and abnormal functional connectivity of the striatum. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2(2), 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2016.07.004
Kosson, D. S., Gacono, C., Klipfel, K. M., & Bodholdt, R. (2016). Understanding and assessing psychopathy: Interpersonal aspects and clinical interviewing. In C. B. Gacono (Ed.) The clinical and forensic assessment of psychopathy (2nd edition). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group: New York.
Hemphälä, M., Kosson, D. S., Westerman, J., & Hodgins, S. (2015). Stability and predictors of psychopathic traits from mid-adolescence through early adulthood among men and women treated for substance misuse in adolescence. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56(6), 649-658. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12257
Wolf, R. C., Pujara, M. S., Newman, J. P., Kiehl, K. A., Decety, J., Kosson, D. S., & Koenigs, M. (2015). Interpersonal traits of psychopathy linked to reduced integrity of the uncinate fasciculus: Neural correlates of psychopathy. Human Brain Mapping, 36(10), 4202-4209. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22911
Kosson, D. S., Neumann, C. S., Forth, A. E., Salekin, R. T., Hare, R. D., Krischer, M. K., & Sevecke, K. (2013). Factor structure of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL: YV) in adolescent females. Psychological Assessment, 25(1), 71-83. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028986
Bauer, D., Whitman, L. A., & Kosson, D. S. (2011). Reliability and construct validity of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version in incarcerated adolescent girls. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38(10), 965-987. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854811418048
PUBLICATIONS ADDRESSING OTHER PERSONALITY DISORDERS AND OTHER DISORDERS
Harenski, C. L., Brook, M., Kosson, D. S., Bustillo, J. R., Harenski, K. A., Caldwell, M. F., Van Rybroek, G. J., Koenigs, M., Decety, J., Thornton, D. M., Calhoun, V. D., & Kiehl, K. A. (2017). Socio-neuro risk factors for suicidal behavior in criminal offenders with psychotic disorders. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(1), 70-80. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsw164
Klipfel, K. M., & Kosson, D. S. (2017). The relationship between grandiosity, psychopathy, and narcissism in an offender sample. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(9), 2687-2708. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X17734784
Kosson, D. S., Walsh, Z., Rosenthal, M. Z., & Lynch, T. R. (2015). Interpersonal assessment of borderline personality disorder: Preliminary findings. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97(3), 278-290. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2014.983271
Rosenthal, M. Z., Kim, K., Herr, N. R., Smoski, M, J., Cheavens, J., Lynch, T. R., & Kosson, D. S. (2011). Speed and accuracy of facial expression classification in avoidant personality disorder: A preliminary study. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2(4), 327-334. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023672