Question: What does a high PCL-R score mean?

High PCL-R scores are positively associated with measures of impulsivity and aggression, Machiavellianism, persistent criminal behavior, and negatively associated with measures of empathy and affiliation.

What is a high PCL-R score?

PCL-R scores were used to divide the patients into high (scores 27+), medium (18+), and low (17 and below) psychopathy groups. The results showed that the high psychopathy group differed significantly from each of the other groups.

How accurate is the PCL-R?

Although widely described as reliable and valid in research reports, several recent field studies have suggested that PCL-R scores provided by examiners in forensic cases are significantly less reliable than the interrater reliability values reported in research studies.

What are the 20 items on the PCL R?

The twenty traits assessed by the PCL-R score are:glib and superficial charm.grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self.need for stimulation.pathological lying.cunning and manipulativeness.lack of remorse or guilt.shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness)callousness and lack of empathy.

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