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David Kosson, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
College of Health Professions
Room 2.660
Building: HSB
Phone: 847.578.8761
Fax: 847.578.8765
Dr. Kosson will be considering student applications for the 2015/2016 academic year.  

Publications addressing Cognitive or Emotional Dysfunction in Psychopathy

*Bagley, A. D., Abramowitz, C. S., & Kosson, D. S. (2009). Vocal affect recognition and psychopathy: Converging findings across traditional and cluster analytic approaches to assessing the construct. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 388-398.

Kosson, D. S., Miller, S. K., Byrnes, K. A., & Leveroni, C. (2007). Testing neuropsychological hypotheses for cognitive deficits in psychopathic criminals: A study of global-local processing. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13, 267-276.

*Lopez, M. L., Kosson, D. S., Weissman, D. H., & Banich, M. T. (2007). Interhemispheric integration in psychopaths. Neuropsychology, 21, 82-93.

*Mayer, A. R., Kosson, D. S., & Bedrick, E. J. (2006). Neuropsychological implications of selective attentional functioning in psychopathic offenders. Neuropsychology, 20, 614-624.

*Suchy, Y., & Kosson, D. S. (2006). Forming, switching, and maintaining mental sets among psychopathic offenders during verbal and nonverbal tasks: Another look at the left-hemisphere activation hypothesis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 538-548.

*Suchy, Y., & Kosson, D. S. (2005). State-dependent executive deficits among psychopathic offenders: Implications for psychopathy research and clinical neuropsychology. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 311-321.

Kosson, D. S., Suchy, Y., Mayer, A. R., & Libby, J. (2002). Facial affect recognition in criminal psychopaths. Emotion, 2, 398-411.

Publications addressing Antisocial Behavior, Crime and Violence associated with Psychopathy

Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., Kosson, D. S., Cashman-Brown, S., & Caine, E. D. (in press). Childhood physical abuse and later perpetration of intimate partner violence: The moderating role of psychopathic traits. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

*Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., Lejuez, C. W., & Kosson, D. S. (2010). Psychopathy and risk-taking among criminal offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37, 439-452.

*Walsh, Z., Swogger, M. T., & Kosson, D. S. (2009). Psychopathy and instrumental violence: Facet level relationships. Journal of Personality Disorders, 23, 416-424.

*Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2008). Psychopathy and violence: The importance of factor level interactions. Psychological Assessment, 20, 114-120.

*Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2007). Domestic violence and psychopathic traits in antisocial offenders. Aggressive Behaviour, 33, 1-8.

*Walsh, Z., Allen, L. C., & Kosson, D. S. (2007). Beyond social deviance: Substance-specific relationships with PCL-R facets. Journal of Personality Disorders, 21, 273-288.

*Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2007). Psychopathy and violent crime: A prospective study of the influence of socioeconomic status and ethnicity. Law and Human Behavior, 31, 209-229.

*Walsh, Z., Swogger, M. T., Walsh, T., & Kosson, D. S. (2007). Psychopathy and violence: Increasing specificity. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 63, 136-143.

Publications addressing the Nature of Psychopathic Traits in Youth and Adulthood

Kosson, D. S., Neumann, C. S., Forth, A. E., Salekin, R. T., Hare, R. D., Krischer, M. K., & Sevecke, K. (in press). Factor structure of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL: YV) in adolescent females. Psychological Assessment.

*Bauer, D., Whitman, L. A., & Kosson, D. S. (2011). Reliability and construct validity of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version in incarcerated adolescent girls. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38, 965-987.

*Brook, M., Panizzon, M. S., Kosson, D. S., Sullivan, E. A., Lyons, M. J., Franz, C. E., Eisen, S. A., & Kremen, W. S. (2010). Psychopathic personality traits in middle-aged male twins: A behavior genetic investigation. Journal of Personality Disorders, 24, 473-486.

Vitacco, M. J., & Kosson, D. S. (2010). Understanding psychopathy through an evaluation of interpersonal behavior: Testing the factor structure of the Interpersonal Measure of Psychopathy in a large sample of jail detainees. Psychological Assessment, 22, 638-649.

Kosson, D. S. (2009). Guest Editorial: Recent advances in psychopathy research. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 54, 787-790.

Sevecke, K., Kosson, D. S., & Krischer, M. K. (2009). The relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder and psychopathy in adolescent male and female detainees. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 27, 577-598.

Sevecke, K., Pukrop, R., Kosson, D. S., & Krischer, M. K. (2009). Factor structure of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Youth Version in German female and male detainees and community adolescents. Psychological Assessment, 21, 45-56.

Finger, E. C., Marsh, A. A., Mitchell, D. G., Reid, M. E., Sims, C., Budhani, S., Kosson, D. S., Chen, G., Towbin, K. E., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2008). Abnormal ventromedial prefrontal cortex function in children with psychopathic traits during reversal learning. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65, 586-594.

Marsh, A. A., Finger, E. C., Mitchell, D. G., Reid, M. E., Sims, C., Kosson, D. S., Towbin, K. E., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D. S., & Blair, R. J. R. (2008). Reduced amygdala response to fearful expressions in adolescents with callous-unemotional traits and disruptive behavior disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 712-720.

*Swogger, M. T., Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2008). Psychopathy subtypes among African American county jail inmates. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35, 1484-1499.

*Swogger, M. T., & Kosson, D. S. (2007). Identifying subtypes of criminal psychopaths: A replication and extension. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 953-970.

Kosson, D. S., Lorenz, A., & Newman, J. P. (2006). Effects of co-morbid psychopathy on criminal offending and emotion processing in male offenders with antisocial personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 798-806.

Kosson, D. S., Cyterski, T. D., Steuerwald, B. L., Neumann, C., & Walker-Matthews, S. (2002). The reliability and validity of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version in non-incarcerated adolescent males. Psychological Assessment, 14, 97-109.

Publications addressing other Personality Disorders

Rosenthal, M. Z., Kim, K., Herr, N. R., Smoski, M, J., Cheavens, J., Lynch, T. R., & Kosson, D. S. (in press). Speed and accuracy of facial expression classification in avoidant personality disorder: A preliminary study. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Bornovalova, M. A., Gratz, K. L., Daughters, S. B., Nick, B., Delaney-Brumsey, A., Lynch, T. R., Kosson, D., & Lejuez, C. W. (2008). A multimodal assessment of the relationship between emotion dysregulation and borderline personality disorder among inner-city substance users in residential treatment. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 42, 717-726.

Kosson, D. S., Blackburn, R., Byrnes, K. A., Park, S., Logan, C., & Donnelly, J. (2008). Assessing interpersonal aspects of schizoid personality disorder: Preliminary validation studies. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90, 185-196.

Rosenthal, M. Z., Gratz, K. L., Kosson, D. S., Lejuez, C. W., Cheavens, J. S., & Lynch, T. R. (2008). Borderline personality disorder and emotional responding: A review of the research literature. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 75-91.  

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