Personality Features in Social Deviance

About the Project

This $1.3 million, five-year grant is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and is designed to identify subtypes of persons who meet diagnostic criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) and to compare those subtypes on relevant personality features (e.g., impulsivity, aggression) and social outcomes (e.g., drug treatment outcomes, criminal recidivism). A second component of the study will evaluate multiple measures for the assessment of psychopathy in offenders. This is a multi-year, multi-site study with participants being drawn from prisons and residential drug treatment programs in Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Texas, and Florida.

Principal Investigator

Norman Poythress, PhD

Funding Agency

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Award Amount



06/01/2002 - 05/31/2007