Gendered Expressions of Psychopathy: Correctional Staffs’ Perceptions of the CAPP and CABP Models – 2018

It has been suggested that psychopathy and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are associated and that they could be differently gendered variants of the same underlying phenotype. This study explored gender-specific perceptions of the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) and the Comprehensive Assessment of Borderline Personality (CABP). Correctional staff (n = 87) were asked to rate the prototypicality of these models for women and men with psychopathy. The results provide further support for the CAPP model as a promising conceptualization of psychopathy. Findings show few gender differences and lend support to psychopathy and BPD as overlapping constructs.

Malin Pauli, Klara Essemyr, Karolina Sörman, Katarina Howner, Petter Gustavsson & Jenny Liljeberg
International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 06 Mar 2018