Psychopathy by U.S. State

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SSRN Electronic Journal

Publication Year:
2018
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SSRN Id:
3185182
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10.2139/ssrn.3185182
Author(s):
Ryan Murphy
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Elsevier BV
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Psychopathy; Personality Psychology; Geographical Psychology; Big Five Personality Traits
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Rentfrow et al. (2013) constructs a cross-section of the “Big Five” personality traits and demonstrates their relationship with outcomes variables for the continental United States and the District of Columbia. Hyatt et al. (Forthcoming) creates a means of describing psychopathy in terms of the Big Five personality traits. When these two findings are combined, a state-level estimate of psychopathy is produced. Among the typical predictions made regarding psychopathy, the variable with the closest univariate relationship with this new statistical aggregate is the percentage of the population in the state living in an urban area. There is not a clear univariate relationship with homicide rates.