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Personality, Personality Disorder and Violence

Presents the evidence-base for links between personality traits, psychological functioning, personality disorder and violence - with a focus on assessment and treatment approaches that will help clinicians to assess risk in this client group. An evidence-based examination of those personality traits and types of psychological functioning that may contribute to personality disorder and violence- and the links that can be made between the two Each chapter tackles an area of personality or psychological functioning and includes a developmental perspective, discussion of how to gauge risk, and an outline of effective treatments Traits covered include impulsivity, aggressiveness, narcissism and the Big Five - neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness New for the prestigious Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology, a market leader with more than 20,000 books in print
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Table of Contents

About the Editors vii List of Contributors ix Series Editors' Preface xiii Preface xvii INTRODUCTION 1 1 Personality, Personality Disorder and Violence: An Introduction 3 Mary McMurran, University of Nottingham, UK 2 The 'Functional Link' Between Personality Disorder and Violence: A Critical Appraisal 19 Conor Duggan and Richard Howard, University of Nottingham, UK PART I TRAITS 39 3 A Systematic Review of the Relationship Between Childhood Impulsiveness and Later Violence 41 Darrick Jolliffe, University of Leicester, UK and David P Farrington, University of Cambridge, UK 4 The 'Big Five': Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness as an Organisational Scheme for Thinking About Aggression and Violence 63 Vincent Egan, School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK 5 Narcissism 85 Caroline Logan, Ashworth Hospital, UK 6 Subtypes of Psychopath 113 Ronald Blackburn, University of Liverpool, UK 7 Antisocial Personality Disorder 133 Stephane A De Brito and Sheilagh Hodgins, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK PART II AFFECT 155 8 The Neurobiology of Affective Dyscontrol: Implications for Understanding 'Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder' 157 Rick Howard, University of Nottingham, UK 9 The Processing of Emotional Expression Information in Individuals with Psychopathy 175 R. James R. Blair, National Institute of Mental Health, USA 10 Angry Affect, Aggression and Personality Disorder 191 Kevin Howells, University of Nottingham, UK 11 Attachment Difficulties 213 Anthony R. Beech and Ian J. Mitchell, University of Birmingham, UK 12 Empathy and Offending Behavior 229 William L. Marshall, Liam E. Marshall and Geris A. Serran, Rockwood Psychological Services, Canada PART III COGNITION 245 13 Psychopathic Violence: A Cognitive-Attention Perspective 247 Jennifer E. Vitale, Hampden-Sydney College, USA and Joseph P. Newman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 14 Social Problem Solving, Personality Disorder and Violence 265 Mary McMurran, University of Nottingham, UK 15 Criminal Thinking 281 Glenn D. Walters, Federal Correctional Institution-Schuylkill, USA CONCLUSION 297 16 Personality, Personality Disorder and Violence: Implications For Future Research and Practice 299 Mary McMurran and Richard Howard, University of Nottingham, UK Index 313

About the Author

Mary McMurran is Professor of Personality Disorder Research at the University of Nottingham. She is series editor for the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology and her previous books include Motivating Offenders to Change , commended by the BMA. She is co-editor of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health and associate editor of both The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology and Legal and Criminological Psychology . She received the Senior Award for Significant Lifetime Contribution from the British Psychological Society in 2005. Richard Howard is Senior Research Fellow at The Peaks Academic and Research Unit at Rampton Hospital in the UK, and Reader in Personality Disorder Research at the University of Nottingham.

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