Kathryn Berluti

Kathryn Berluti
Georgetown University | GU · Department of Psychology

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July 2016 - May 2018
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (13)
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Psychopathy is a personality construct characterized by interpersonal callousness, boldness, and disinhibition, traits that vary continuously across the population and are linked to impaired empathic responding to others' distress and suffering. Following suggestions that empathy reflects neural self-other mapping-for example, the similarity of neu...
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Antisocial behaviors cause harm, directly or indirectly, to others’ welfare. The novel coronavirus pandemic has increased the urgency of understanding a specific form of antisociality: behaviors that increase risk of disease transmission. Because disease transmission-linked behaviors tend to be interpreted and responded to differently than other an...
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People typically sacrifice fewer resources for socially distant others than close others, a bias termed social discounting. But people who engage in extraordinary real-world altruism, such as altruistic kidney donors, show dramatically reduced social discounting. Why they do so is unclear. Some prior research suggests generosity toward strangers re...
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Psychopathic traits vary continuously within the general population and are characterized by bold, callous, and disinhibited personality features. Research in psychopathy primarily focuses on associations with various negatively-valenced social and affective constructs, but less work has investigated the relationship between psychopathy and positiv...
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Antisocial behaviors cause harm, directly or indirectly, to others’ welfare. The novel coronavirus pandemic has increased the urgency of understanding a specific form of antisociality: behaviors that increase risk of disease transmission. Because disease transmission-linked behaviors tend to be interpreted and responded to differently than other an...
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Alcohol and cannabis are two of the most commonly used substances by adolescents and are associated with adverse medical and psychiatric outcomes. These adverse psychiatric outcomes may reflect the negative impact of alcohol and/or cannabis abuse on neural systems mediating reward and/or error detection. However, work indicative of this has mostly...
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Alcohol and cannabis are two substances that are commonly abused by adolescents in the United States and which, when abused, are associated with negative medical and psychiatric outcomes across the lifespan. These negative psychiatric outcomes may reflect the detrimental impact of substance abuse on neural systems mediating emotion processing and e...
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Background: Epidemiological data suggests that the lifetime prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is 30%. Nearly half of all adults with AUD begin drinking alcohol as adolescents. Although mouse studies show that amygdala inhibition reduces anxiety behaviors and alcohol seeking during alcohol withdrawal, human studies of amygdala functioning in...
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Background Increased levels of irritability are a feature of a number of developmental disorders, and are associated with considerable impairment and poor long-term prognoses. Indeed, research has linked irritability to affective, anxiety, and behavior disorders, as well as adverse educational, occupational, and mental health outcomes into adulthoo...

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