Project

Callous-unemotional traits in adolescence: Assessment and biological markers

Duration
01 October 2012 → 31 January 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
hormones DSM-5 personality disorders psychopathy personality adolescence callous unemotional traits
 
Project description

DSM-5 proposes a callous-unemotional (CU) specifier for conduct disorder, while CU traits are also included in the proposed Axis-II traits. The present project explores how CU traits are connected to DSM-5 traits in a first research line. A second research line at the biological level examines if CU and DSM-5 traits show a similar pattern of hormonal reactivity to stressors.