Journal article

Facial emotion recognition, guilt and sub-clinical psychopathic traits: an exploration of mediation effects

Catherine E Prado, Matt S Treeby, Simon M Rice, Simon F Crowe

Motivation and Emotion | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2017


Psychopathic traits are associated with a variety of emotional difficulties, including poor facial emotion recognition (FER) and reduced capacity to experience guilt. However, the potential mechanisms through which FER and low guilt-proneness are related to the development of psychopathic traits are not well understood. Using a non-clinical sample (N = 747), this study investigated the relationship between psychopathic traits, FER ability and guilt-proneness by exploring two alternative mediation models investigating: (a) the mediating effect of FER ability on the relationship between psychopathic traits and guilt-proneness, and (b) the mediating effect of psychopathic traits on the relation..

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