JOHN EDENS

Summary

Affiliation: Texas A and M University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Exploring the taxometric status of psychopathy among youthful offenders: is there a juvenile psychopath taxon?
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Law Hum Behav 35:13-24. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Taxometric analyses of borderline personality features in a large-scale male and female offender sample
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:705-11. 2008
  3. doi request reprint A prospective comparison of two measures of psychopathy in the prediction of institutional misconduct
    John F Edens
    Texas A and M University, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Behav Sci Law 26:529-41. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Further evidence of the divergent correlates of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory factors: prediction of institutional misconduct among male prisoners
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Psychol Assess 20:86-91. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Interpersonal characteristics of male criminal offenders: personality, psychopathological, and behavioral correlates
    John F Edens
    Texas A and M University, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:89-98. 2009
  6. pmc Paranoid personality has a dimensional latent structure: taxometric analyses of community and clinical samples
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:545-53. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of the PCL-R total and factor scores among psychopathic sex offenders: are personality features more prone to disagreement than behavioral features?
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Behav Sci Law 28:106-19. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Examining the construct validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised: preferential correlates of fearless dominance and self-centered impulsivity
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Psychol Assess 22:32-42. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Is antisocial personality disorder continuous or categorical? A taxometric analysis
    David K Marcus
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 0001, USA
    Psychol Med 36:1571-81. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychopathy in adolescence and criminal recidivism in young adulthood: longitudinal results from a multiethnic sample of youthful offenders
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, USA
    Assessment 14:57-64. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Contextual Influences in Prisoner Research
    JOHN EDENS; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Contextual Influences in Prisoner Research
    JOHN EDENS; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Exploring the taxometric status of psychopathy among youthful offenders: is there a juvenile psychopath taxon?
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Law Hum Behav 35:13-24. 2011
    ..g., delinquent behavior, substance abuse, and hostility) indicated superior validity for the dimensional model. Implications for research, policy, and practice are reviewed...
  2. doi request reprint Taxometric analyses of borderline personality features in a large-scale male and female offender sample
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:705-11. 2008
    ..Theoretical and pragmatic implications of these findings are reviewed...
  3. doi request reprint A prospective comparison of two measures of psychopathy in the prediction of institutional misconduct
    John F Edens
    Texas A and M University, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Behav Sci Law 26:529-41. 2008
    ..24). The total and facet scores of the PCL-R were not significantly predictive of any form of institutional misconduct, with effect sizes ranging from negligible to small (median r = .14, r ranging from -.01 to .21)...
  4. doi request reprint Further evidence of the divergent correlates of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory factors: prediction of institutional misconduct among male prisoners
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
    Psychol Assess 20:86-91. 2008
    ..PPI-II significantly predicted each criterion type, with effect sizes of moderate magnitude, whereas PPI-I was essentially unrelated to these outcome measures...
  5. doi request reprint Interpersonal characteristics of male criminal offenders: personality, psychopathological, and behavioral correlates
    John F Edens
    Texas A and M University, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:89-98. 2009
    ..PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)...
  6. pmc Paranoid personality has a dimensional latent structure: taxometric analyses of community and clinical samples
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:545-53. 2009
    ..Additionally, analyses of external correlates in these data sets suggested that dimensional models demonstrated stronger validity coefficients with criterion measures than did dichotomous models...
  7. doi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of the PCL-R total and factor scores among psychopathic sex offenders: are personality features more prone to disagreement than behavioral features?
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Behav Sci Law 28:106-19. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Examining the construct validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised: preferential correlates of fearless dominance and self-centered impulsivity
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Psychol Assess 22:32-42. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Is antisocial personality disorder continuous or categorical? A taxometric analysis
    David K Marcus
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 0001, USA
    Psychol Med 36:1571-81. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to ascertain the latent structure of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychopathy in adolescence and criminal recidivism in young adulthood: longitudinal results from a multiethnic sample of youthful offenders
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, USA
    Assessment 14:57-64. 2007
    ..These modest effects underscore recent concerns raised about the utility of psychopathy as a risk factor for future criminality, particularly among multiethnic offender samples...
  11. pmc Construct validity of the psychopathic personality inventory two-factor model with offenders
    Christopher J Patrick
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
    Psychol Assess 18:204-8. 2006
    ..These results highlight the importance of examining facets of psychopathy as well as total scores...
  12. doi request reprint Psychopathic features moderate the relationship between harsh and inconsistent parental discipline and adolescent antisocial behavior
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 37:472-6. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of response distortion on the assessment of divergent facets of psychopathy
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341 2447, USA
    Assessment 11:109-12. 2004
    ..10) and actually increased in the fake-good condition (d = .53). These findings significantly qualify previous conclusions about the effect of response distortion on the PPI...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for institutional misconduct among incarcerated women: an examination of the criterion-related validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory
    Nancy A Skopp
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Pers Assess 88:106-17. 2007
    ..More important, ANT continued to be associated with institutional misconduct even after controlling for criminal background variables such as prior convictions and a history of violence...
  15. ncbi request reprint The impact of mental health evidence on support for capital punishment: are defendants labeled psychopathic considered more deserving of death?
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Behav Sci Law 23:603-25. 2005
    ..Given the limited probative value of the PCL-R in capital cases and the prejudicial nature of the effects noted in this study, we recommend that forensic examiners avoid using it in these trials...
  16. ncbi request reprint A taxometric analysis of psychopathic personality
    David K Marcus
    Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341 2447, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:626-35. 2004
    ..Consistent with prior studies that used other measures of psychopathy, none of the analyses was consistent with a taxonic solution, suggesting that psychopathic personality may be best understood as existing on a continuum...
  17. ncbi request reprint Assessment of interpersonal aggression and violence: introduction to the special issue
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Assessment 13:221-6. 2006
    ..The authors conclude with a summary of the key findings of the articles that appear in this special issue...
  18. ncbi request reprint Incremental validity analyses of the violence risk appraisal guide and the psychopathy checklist: screening version in a civil psychiatric sample
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Assessment 13:368-74. 2006
    ..These results reflect the limited validity of the VRAG items in civil psychiatric samples beyond the variance that is explained by the PCL:SV alone...
  19. ncbi request reprint Detection of malingering in psychiatric unit and general population prison inmates: a comparison of the PAI, SIMS, and SIRS
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Pers Assess 88:33-42. 2007
    ..e., simulators and controls), classification accuracy was noticeably poorer when attempting to differentiate between psychiatric patients and suspected malingerers, with only 2 PAI indicators significantly discriminating between them...
  20. doi request reprint A case law survey of the Personality Assessment Inventory: examining its role in civil and criminal trials
    Kacy L Mullen
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, USA
    J Pers Assess 90:300-3. 2008
    ..Additionally, the PAI seems to be used frequently to assess questions concerning potential dissimulation and response styles. Surprisingly, the admissibility of the PAI into evidence was never at issue in any of the cases reviewed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Youth psychopathy and criminal recidivism: a meta-analysis of the psychopathy checklist measures
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, 310D Hyer Hall, Dallas, Texas 75275 0442, USA
    Law Hum Behav 31:53-75. 2007
    ..In relation to predicting both general and violent recidivism, psychopathy performed comparably to an instrument designed specifically to assess risk, the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (Hoge & Andrews, 2002)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predicting sex offender institutional adjustment and treatment compliance using the personality assessment inventory
    Jennifer D Caperton
    Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA
    Psychol Assess 16:187-91. 2004
    ..The Treatment Rejection scale was uniquely but modestly correlated (r=.14) with treatment noncompliance, even though such infractions were rare in this sample...
  23. ncbi request reprint Juror decision-making in a mock sexually violent predator trial: gender differences in the impact of divergent types of expert testimony
    Laura S Guy
    Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341 2447, USA
    Behav Sci Law 21:215-37. 2003
    ..Mechanisms that may underlie the observed gender differences are discussed, as are the potential implications of these findings for civil commitment proceedings...
  24. ncbi request reprint Psychopathic, not psychopath: taxometric evidence for the dimensional structure of psychopathy
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:131-44. 2006
    ..The authors discuss the theoretical, public policy, and practice-level implications of these findings...
  25. ncbi request reprint On the validity of validity scales: the importance of defensive responding in the prediction of institutional misconduct
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
    Psychol Assess 18:220-4. 2006
    ..These results demonstrate the predictive validity of ANT with prisoners and reinforce the importance of context when considering whether validity scales are in fact valid...
  26. ncbi request reprint Do black and white youths differ in levels of psychopathic traits? A meta-analysis of the psychopathy checklist measures
    Wendy K McCoy
    Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State U, Huntsville, TX, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:386-92. 2006
    ..20, p = .03), although considerable heterogeneity was evident among the effect sizes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Psychopathic traits predict attitudes toward a juvenile capital murderer
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341, USA
    Behav Sci Law 21:807-28. 2003
    ..g. history of sexual abuse)...
  28. doi request reprint Correspondence between self-report and interview-based assessments of antisocial personality disorder
    Laura S Guy
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Psychol Assess 20:47-54. 2008
    ..Levels of agreement of the SCID-II with the PDQ-4 (kappa = .31) and PAI (kappa = .32) in classifying participants as ASPD was limited. Alternative thresholds for both self-report measures were identified and cross-validated...
  29. ncbi request reprint The Personality Assessment Inventory as a proxy for the Psychopathy Checklist Revised: testing the incremental validity and cross-sample robustness of the Antisocial Features Scale
    Kevin S Douglas
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
    Assessment 14:255-69. 2007
    ..Results offer limited evidence of convergent validity between the PAI and the PCL-R...
  30. ncbi request reprint Examining the role of static and dynamic risk factors in the prediction of inpatient violence: variable- and person-focused analyses
    Barbara E McDermott
    Department of Psychiatry, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Law Hum Behav 32:325-38. 2008
    ..These data suggest that factors other than psychopathy, including dynamic risk factors, may be most useful in identifying forensic patients at higher risk for exhibiting aggression...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are there ethnic differences in levels of psychopathy? A meta-analysis
    Jennifer L Skeem
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    Law Hum Behav 28:505-27. 2004
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Predictions of future dangerousness in capital murder trials: is it time to "disinvent the wheel"?
    John F Edens
    Department of Psychology at Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA
    Law Hum Behav 29:55-86. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Does psychopathy predict institutional misconduct among adults? A meta-analytic investigation
    Laura S Guy
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:1056-64. 2005
    ..S. prison samples (r-sub(w) = .11) than in non-U.S. prison samples (r-sub(w) = .23). Findings are discussed in terms of the utility of the Hare measures for decision-making in institutional and other contexts...
  34. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in attitudes toward psychopathic sexual offenders
    Laura S Guy
    Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada
    Behav Sci Law 24:65-85. 2006
    ..Finally, ratings of how psychopathic the defendant was perceived to be (regardless of the testimony provided) were significantly associated with support for commitment across most conditions...

Research Grants3

  1. Contextual Influences in Prisoner Research
    JOHN EDENS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These data will be the first of their kind and will inform policy makers and IRB boards about offender groups' views of potential threats to voluntary research participation in these settings. ..
  2. Contextual Influences in Prisoner Research
    JOHN EDENS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These data will be the first of their kind and will inform policy makers and IRB boards about offender groups'views of potential threats to voluntary research participation in these settings. ..