Moral Identity and Moral Judgement of Subclinical Psychopaths in Normal Population
Keywords: Moral judgement, Moral identity, Subclinical psychopaths
AbstractSubclinical psychopaths are those individuals who have most of psychopath’s traits but doesn’t indulge in serious antisocial behavior and thus rarely get imprisoned1. Psychopaths have been generally reported to be low on ethical behaviours. This study is an attempt to see if subclinical psychopaths too are low on moral aspects like clinical psychopaths. For this study data of 279 young adults in the age group of 18 to 25 years were collected from various colleges and universities of Punjab. Correlation analysis revealed that subclinical psychopathy is negatively related to moral identity internalisation, however, no relation was found with moral judgement and moral identity symbolisation. When the two group subclinical psychopath’s ad non-subclinical psychopaths were compared they were found to differ on moral identity internalisation. With regression analysis subclinical psychopathy was found to be a significant predictor of moral identity internalisation.
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Kaur, H., & Swati, D. (2018). Moral Identity and Moral Judgement of Subclinical Psychopaths in Normal Population. Defence Life Science Journal, 3(4), 363-367. https://doi.org/10.14429/dlsj.3.13404
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