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AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATION BETWEEN ABILITY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND PSYCHOPATHY

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Author(s)
Swim, Emily R.
Advisor(s)
Miron, Anca; Hong, Phan; Lishner, David
Degree
MS, Psychology - Industrial/Organizational
Date
May 2010
Subject(s)
Psychological pathological; Sex differences psychology; Personality assessment
Abstract
The present study investigated whether a negative relation between psychopathy and ability emotional intelligence (AEI) exists. One hundred fifty one undergraduate student participants (72 men and 79 women) completed the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), the Self-Report Psychopathy Scale-III (SRP-III), and a brief demographic questionnaire. After controlling for gender, an overall association of psychopathy and AEI was found, r = .-22, p < .01. Furthermore, exploratory analyses examining MSCEIT subscales showed that this negative association was mainly driven by deficits found for the faces, sensations, and emotional management subscale. The present findings suggest a deficit in emotional processing in higher psychopathy individuals is linked to emotional stimuli and contextual cues.
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A Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science-Psychology
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http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/47144 
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