Carl Gacono's scientific contributions

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Psychopathy is an essential construct for research and applied usage (Gacono, 2016). The Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare, 2003) is the only valid method for assessing the Cleckley psychopath. In this chapter, we discuss theoretical and empirical roots of psychopathy and provide clinical and forensic guidelines for use of the PCL-R. We re...
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Recently in Psychoanalytic Psychology, Gullhaugen et al. (2021) proposed a Dynamic Model of Psychopathy (DMP) to better understand psychopathic traits. Several issues with the authors' methodology, including the use of the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL: SV) as an independent measure and a small sample size (N = 16) relative to their...
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In several articles, my colleagues and I have addressed concerns regarding methodological issues with the recent RIM research (see Cunliffe et al., 2012; Gacono, Loving, &Bodholdt, 2001; Smith et. al., 2018). In many studies, the impact of these issues is frequently hidden, masked in a description of statistical procedures and shrouded by the umbre...
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In several articles, my colleagues and I have addressed concerns regarding methodological issues with the recent RIM research (see Cunliffe et al., 2012; Gacono, Loving, &Bodholdt, 2001; Smith et. al., 2018). In many studies, the impact of these issues is frequently hidden, masked in a description of statistical procedures and shrouded by the umbre...

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... Further factors preventing a shared understanding of, and contributing to contention in relation to, DP include pockets of research cultures which are publicly polarised and competitive rather than consultative and collegiate (DeMatteo et al., 2020;Olver et al., 2020); a neglect of data from practitioner and lived target/victim experience in favour of laboratory simulations (eg Buckels, Jones, & Paulhus, 2013); and a generally siloed approach to data gathering and discussion, despite evidence of experience and research into people of DP in many fields such as leadership (Ashforth, 1994;Lipman-Blumen, 2005b;Palmen, Kolthoff, & Derksen, 2021); the military (Erickson, Shaw, Murray, & Branch, 2015;Harms, Spain, & Hannah, 2011); fixated threat/stalking (Jung, Himmen, Velupillai, & Buro, 2021;Miller & Smolter, 2011); religion (Dale & Alpert, 2007); forensic psychology and psychiatry (Firestone, Bradford, Greenberg, & Serran, 2000); non-forensic psychology and psychiatry (Falkenbach, Balash, Tsoukalas, Stern, & Lilienfeld, 2018); intimate partner violence, including coercive control and also the impact on children (Katz, 2019;Katz et al., 2019;Lehmann, Simmons, & Pillai, 2012;Stark, 2009;Stark & Hester, 2019); paedophilia and ephebophilia (Dillien, Brazil, Sabbe, & Goethals, 2021;Turner, Rettenberger, Lohmann, Eher, & Briken, 2014); law enforcement and criminology (Chopin & Beauregard, 2019;Porter et al., 2000;Porter et al., 2003); the not-forprofit sector (Smith, McTier, & Pope, 2009); management consulting, law, accounting, and organisational psychology (Michalak & Ashkanasy, 2020b;Valentine, Fleischman, & Godkin, 2018); gender economics theory (Carbone & Black, 2020) and politics (Chen, Pruysers, & Blais, 2020;Heppell, 2011;Palmen, Derksen, & Kolthoff, 2018). Indeed, the many different fields working towards an understanding of dark personality made it difficult to know how to pitch this paper. ...
... Consistent with Rorschach's (1921Rorschach's ( /1942 intent, "an attempt is made to get at least one answer to every plate, though suggestion in any form is, of course, avoided" [p.16]), the Comprehensive System (CS; Exner, 2003;Comprehensive System-Revised [CS-R]; Fontan & Andronikof, 2022) administration procedures are ideally suited for allowing the natural variation in R needed for interpretation (Gacono, 2019). While most responses are scored during the administration, the final scoring may require comparison with data in the CS Workbook (Exner, 2001). ...