Clarifying the Relationship between Psychopathy and Intelligence Using Four Dimensions of the WASI-II

Kathryn Sharratt , Daniel Boduszek , Christopher Retzler


Empirical evidence concerning the relationship between psychopathy and intelligence remains equivocal. The aim of the current study was to clarify the nature of the relationship by examining the association between four facets of the Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (PPTS) and the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence – Second Edition (WASI- II) . Based on a non- institutionalised sample (N = 253), Affective Responsiveness demonstrated a significant negative association with Similarities, whereas Interpersonal Manipulation demonstrated a significant positive association with Vocabulary. Egocentricity demonstrated a significant negative relationship with both Vocabulary and Matrix Reasoning. Implications of these findings for the assessment of psychopathy and intelligence are discussed.
Author Kathryn Sharratt
Kathryn Sharratt,,
, Daniel Boduszek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Katowicach)
Daniel Boduszek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Katowicach
, Christopher Retzler
Christopher Retzler,,
Journal seriesDeviant Behavior, ISSN 0163-9625, e-ISSN 1521-0456, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3203 Clinical Psychology; 3207 Social Psychology; 3308 Law; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)100
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.101; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.242 (2) - 2017=1.605 (5)
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