Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale, LSRP
|Test:||Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale, LSRP|
[ average score ]
|low ⇒ average ⇒ high score|
norms from Brinkley et al. (USA, n=549)
A selfish, uncaring, manipulative posture towards others.
The subtype known as «primary» psychopathy refers to individuals who are completely rational, lack anxiety and have high levels of interpersonal charm. Whilst these behaviours appear incredibly adaptive, primary psychopaths are also prone to dysfunctional and pathological traits such as an inability to learn from past mistakes and a lack of responsibility.
Impulsivity and a self-defeating lifestyle.
«Secondary» psychopaths are individuals not dissimilar to primary psychopaths in the sense that they still share many of the same characteristics and traits. However, unlike the primary psychopath, the secondary psychopath is more likely to suffer from intense emotional arousal and psychological issues. As well as this, research conducted on adult psychopaths has suggested that secondary psychopaths are more prone to participate in drug abuse, suicide and interpersonal aggression. Overall, what differentiates secondary psychopaths from primary psychopaths is their destructive behaviour as well an increased reactivity and impulsivity and an inability to control their emotions effectively.
- Levenson, M. R., Kiehl, K. A, Fitzpatrick, C. M. Assessing psychopathic attributes in a noninstitutionalized population // Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995. 68
- Miller, J. D., Gaughan, E. T., Pryor, L. R. The Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale. An Examination of the Personality Traits and Disorders Associated With the LSRP Factors // Assessment, 2008. 15
- Brinkley, Chad A.; Schmitt, William A.; Smith, Steven S.; Newman, Joseph P. Construct validation of a self-report psychopathy scale: does Levensons self-report psychopathy scale measure the same constructs as Hares psychopathy checklist-revised? // Personality and Individual Differences, 2000. 31(7)