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Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

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Disentangling Reward Processing in Trichotillomania: ‘Wanting’ and ‘Liking’ Hair Pulling Have Distinct Clinical Correlates

Trichotillomania (TTM; hair-pulling disorder) is characterized by an irresistible urge or desire to pull out one’s own hair, and a sense of pleasure when hair is pulled out. Evidence from translational neuroscience has shown that ‘wanting’ …


Interrelations among Biologically Relevant Personality Traits, Emotion Regulation Strategies, and Clinical Symptoms

Biologically relevant personality traits of weak inhibitory control (disinhibition) and threat sensitivity confer vulnerability to various clinical problems. Difficulties with emotion regulation have also been studied extensively in relation to …


Validation of the Deviant Peers Scale in Spanish Adolescents: a New Measure to Assess Antisocial Behaviour in Peers

Substantial evidence has shown the strong effects of being affiliated with deviant peers on adolescent’s antisocial behaviour. However, any measure has been consistently used in this field to evaluate that influence. Therefore, the main objective …


On the Overlap between Psychopathic Traits and Machiavellianism in a Forensic Population

The construct of Machiavellianism has been questioned; however, research has largely relied on using the Mach-IV scale within community and student samples. The current study used an incarcerated sample (N = 184) to compare alternative measures of …


Differences and Similarities in how Psychopathic Traits Predict Attachment Insecurity in Females and Males

We examined whether there are differential associations between latent psychopathy (Interpersonal, Affective, Lifestyle, Antisocial) and adult attachment anxiety and avoidance factors, and if sex moderated the associations in a large sample of …

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The journal publishes articles on research investigations that enhance understanding of psychopathology and mental disorders applicable to all ages, deviant or abnormal behaviors, including those related to medical conditions and trauma, and constructs descriptive of personality. It fosters inquiry into assessment, description, and classification of normal and abnormal behaviors, psychobiological factors predisposing, precipitating, and maintaining psychopathology, and theories of psychopathology and behavior change.

Coverage spans studies of normal personality constructs and positive personal attributes, personal and environmental factors influencing behavioral outcomes, and interactive models of cognitive, emotional, and behavior resource factors as impacting normal and abnormal behaviors.

The journal includes articles focusing on therapeutic interventions and accepts reviews, particurlary meta-analytic reviews.

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