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An associative account of impaired inhibition in psychopathy: development of the psychopathy attention theory

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Psychopathy, a multi-faceted construct characterised by antisocial behaviours and callous-unemotional traits, is associated with atypical learning. However, the nature of this atypical learning is unclear due to inconsistencies in the literature. Attentional and outcome processing theories of psychopathy do not provide an adequate explanation of these inconsistencies, but I argue that an attentional-associative account can. For instance, Mackintosh's (1975) theory can be used to interpret ...

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University of Oxford
Department:
MSD
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
MSD
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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2016-11-06

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