Variables associated with attraction to individuals with psychopathic traits
The aim of this research was to identify differences in personality that correlate with attraction to potentially psychopathic individuals. A sample of 587 (437 female) undergraduate psychology students at the University of Central Florida were recruited for participation. The participants were presented with a fictional dating profile of a psychopathic individual of the other sex. Participants were asked to rate their attraction to the individual portrayed in the dating profile, and proceeded to complete a series of personality instruments. Data was analyzed using a multiple regression analysis at a 0.05 confidence interval. High levels of attraction were significantly predicted by scores on psychopathy, need for affiliation, empathy, and impulsivity.
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Dukes, Amber, "Variables associated with attraction to individuals with psychopathic traits" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 875.