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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.  

My research interests are in the psychological mechanisms that differentiate psychopathic from nonpsychopathic inmates and normal adults, including attentional function, emotional processing, and interpersonal behavior, and in the developmental processes that contribute to adult psychopathy. Several ongoing studies test competing hypotheses regarding the mechanisms underlying psychopathic offenders' cognitive and emotional deficits. Other studies examine whether subgroups of offenders are characterized by distinct emotional and cognitive deficits. Some of my related interests include interrelations between cognition, motivation, and emotion, including emotion regulation; mechanisms underlying interpersonal approaches to the assessment of personality disorder, and studies examining the interpersonal manifestations of psychopathy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Schizoid Personality Disorder are now in progress.
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