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FPSY 8201 Psychological Aspects of Violent Crime: Welcome & Course Readings

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FPSY 8201 Course Readings

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Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Nelemans, S.A., de Castro, B.O., Overbeek, G., & Bushman, B.J. (2015). Origins of narcissism in children. PNAS Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 112(12), 3659-3662. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420870112

Cameranesi, M. (2016). Battering typologies, attachment insecurity, and personality disorders: A comprehensive literature review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 28, 29-46. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2016.03.005.

Cochran, J. K., Sellers, C. S., Wiesbrock, V., & Palacios, W. R. (2011). Repetitive intimate partner victimization: An exploratory application of social learning theory. Deviant Behavior, 32(9), 790-817. 

Coria-Avila, G.A., Manzo, J., Garcia, L.L., Carrilio, P., Miguel, M. & Plaus, J.G. (2014). Neurobiology of social attachments. Neuroscience & Behavioral Reviews, 43, 173-182. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.04.004.

Darke, S. (2010). The toxicology of homicide offenders and victims: A review. Drug and Alcohol Review, 29(2), 202-215. 

Esterberg, M.L., Goulding, S.M., & Walker, E.F. (2010). Cluster A personality disorders: Schizotypal, schizoid and paranoid personality disorders in childhood and adolescence. Journal of Psychopathology And Behavioral Assessment, 32(4), 515-528. 

Fossati, A., Barratt, E.S., Borroni, S., Villa, D., Grazioli, F., & Maffei, C. (2007). Impulsivity, aggressiveness, and DSM-IV personality disorders. Psychiatry Research, 149(1-3), 157-167. 

Hannon, L. E. (2005). Extremely poor neighborhoods and homicide. Social Science Quarterly, 86(Suppl), 1418-1434. 

Hines, D.A., & Saudino, K. (2009). How much variance in psychological and physical aggression is predicted by genetics? In K. D. O'Leary, E. M. Woodin, K. D. O'Leary, E. M. Woodin (Eds.) , Psychological and physical aggression in couples: Causes and interventions (pp. 141-162). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association

Hodgins, S. (2001). The major mental disorders and crime: Stop debating and start treating and preventing. International Journal of Law And Psychiatry, 24(4-5), 427-446. 

Horley, J. (2014). The emergence and development of psychopathy. History of The Human Sciences, 27(5), 91-110. doi: 10.1177/0952695114541864.

Kivisto, A.J. (2015). Male perpetrators of intimate partner homicide: A review and proposed typology. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 43(3), 300-312. Retrieved from

Land, L.N., Rochlen, A.B. & Vaughn, B.K. (2011). Correlates of adult attachment avoidance: Men’s avoidance of intimacy in romantic relationships. Psychology Of Men & Masculinity, 12(1), 64-76. doi: 10.1037/a0019928.

Levy, K., Johnson, B., Clouthier, T., Scala, J., and Temes, C. (2015). An attachment theoretical framework for personality disorders. Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne, 56(2), 197-207. 

Li.T., & Chan, D.K. (2012). How anxious and avoidant attachment affects romantic relationship quality differently: A meta-analytic review. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(4), 406-419. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.1842. 

Moffitt, T.E. (1993). Adolescence-limited and life-course-persistent antisocial behavior: A developmental taxonomy. Psychological Review, 100(4), 674–701. 

Monahan, J., & Steadman, H.J. (2001). Violence risk assessment: A quarter century of research. In The L. E. Frost and R. J. Bonnie (Eds.), Evolution of Mental Health Law (195-211), Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association

Morgan, T.A., Chelminski, I., Young, D., Dalrymple, K., & Zimmerman, M. (2013). Differences between older and younger adults with borderline personality disorder on clinical presentation and impairment. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(10), 1507-1513. 

Prentky, R.A., & Knight, R.A. (1991). Identifying critical dimensions for discriminating among rapists. Journal of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 59(5), 643-661.

Rose, P. (2002). The happy and unhappy faces of narcissism. Personality and Individual Differences, 33(3), 379-392. doi: 10.1016/S0191-8869(01)00162-3

Tuvblad, C., Grann, M., & Lichtenstein, P. (2006). Heritability for adolescent antisocial behavior differs with socioeconomic status: gene-environment interaction. Journal of Child Psychology And Psychiatry, 47(7), 734-743.

Other Readings

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